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How to Be an Advanced Foodie: Five Tips to Consider

Foodie tours and destinations have been increasingly popular in recent years. More and more tourists from different parts of the world want to not only visit local landmarks and museums but... Read further

OYO Hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya Offer Free Rooms for Healthcare Specialists

OYO decided to offer free hotel rooms for healthcare practitioners who are fighting with COVID-19 in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand. The free rooms will be available as long as there is a... Read further

Six Senses Offers Home-based Wellness Treatments

Wellness has made Six Senses globally famous, and so no wonder why this hotelier pays so much attention to it. Fans of rejuvenating treatments were making their choice in favor of Six... Read further

The Happiest Countries in the World in 2020

Every year, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network by the UN prepares a global happiness survey, asks people from 156 countries to answer a series of questions, and tries to... Read further

Malta Offers Virtual Tours to Digital Tourists

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many countries around the world closed their borders and stopped accepting tourists. Even though it is not possible to book a hotel in Valetta and visit the... Read further

European Hotel Pipeline Keeps Growing Despite Economic Troubles

Hotel pipeline in Europe keeps growing despite economic challenges and uncertainty about the future of the industry in general. According to the report by Lodging Econometrics, the total... Read further

Hotels in Europe Reported Declines for February 2020

It is not a secret that the global hospitality industry, as well as other tourism-related industries, is experiencing troubles due to the coronavirus outbreak. As more and more countries... Read further

Universal to Open Two One-of-a-kind Hotels in Beijing

Universal Beijing Resort is currently under construction but when it opens, it will debut with two absolutely exceptional, one-of-a-kind hotels in the capital of China. These will be the... Read further

Italy Wants to Become a Leading Wedding Destination

It is not a secret that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This country has so much to offer from palazzo hotels in Venice and antique Rome hotels to... Read further

A New Hotel in Luxembourg by Mama Shelter Opens

Mama Shelter is going to open its 13th property in the world. This time, it is a hotel in Luxembourg, a small country in the heart of Europe. The hotel is also the first property with a... Read further

The Best Travel Destinations for Gamers

The gaming industry has been on the rise in recent years. Mobile gaming and eSports only boost the development of the industry that already has an annual market value of more than... Read further

The Most Popular Destinations in Asia: Singapore

When thinking of a place to visit in Asia, people usually come up with several ideas and Singapore is often not present among them. This is a mistake, and the increasing popularity of the... Read further

Best Destinations for Adventurous Travelers in Spring 2020

If you wanted to travel this spring and was planning to visit a new and adventurous place but was out of ideas, this article may be useful for you. The following destinations are close to... Read further

Six Senses Hotels Debut in Italy

The Six Senses announced their entry to a new European country – Italy. The company will open a hotel in Rome. The news appeared soon after the company’s debut in such important... Read further

Business Travel Industry is in Danger Because of the Coronavirus

As the latest study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) states, the whole business travel industry is in danger because of the coronavirus outbreak. The latest epidemic... Read further

Cologne Hotels Enjoyed the Best Year in 2019

Cologne, Germany, has always been the center of business travel in the country, but the city was exceptionally successful in 2019, ending the year with record-high results. Cologne hotels... Read further

Tourism in Europe Keeps Growing Despite Global Risks

In 2019, Europe kept its position of the most visited region in the world, increasing the number of international tourist arrivals by 4%. This is a healthy increase compared to 2018 as... Read further

Hostels in Europe Posted Encouraging Results for 2019

While many hotel segments in Europe had a successful year in 2019, hostels across the region had a fairly profitable year. Such steady and established markets as Berlin, Amsterdam, London,... Read further

The Biggest Comfort Hotel in the World Opens in Stockholm

Nordic Choice Hotels has just opened the biggest hotel under its Comfort brand. This is a hotel in Stockholm, in the city’s Arlanda Airport to be precise. The hotelier doesn’t... Read further

A Record Year for Hotels in Berlin

The hospitality industry of Berlin had an exceptionally good year in 2019. It reached a record level of revenue per available room (RevPAR) and occupancy. This is a fantastic result... Read further

More Hotels Offer New Exclusive Experiences for Their Guests

It is not a secret that today travelers want to not only visit new places and see local landmarks but also learn more about the culture and traditions by meeting local people and trying new... Read further

Spiritual Travel: the Most Sacred Places in the World

These days, traveling is way more than leisurely sunbathing at the seaside and sipping juice. Modern tourists seek more personalization, new experiences, and quality for their money. The... Read further

Coronavirus Disrupts Plans of Travelers Around the World

The coronavirus outbreak doesn’t seem to slow down, causing problems not only for China but also for the rest of the world. Not only hotels in Beijing and Shenzhen are experiencing... Read further

The Biggest New Wellness Trends at the Moment

These days, modern travelers choose vacations that let them not only explore new places and see new interesting landmarks but also make them feel better and healthier. This is the reason... Read further

Tel Aviv Publishes Its Tourism Master Plan

The city of Tel Aviv wants to attract more tourists, and so the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality decided to make a master plan that would identify the main steps for taking the entire tourism... Read further

A New Botanical Inspired Hotel in Brussels Opens Its Doors

If you enjoy visiting unusual hotels and are in search of a hotel in Brussels, the new boutique hotel by the Hotel Indigo brand might be exactly what you need. Located in one of the best... Read further

Turkey Welcomed a Record Number of Visitors in 2019

Turkey’s statistical authority published a new report regarding the performance of the country’s tourism industry in 2019. It turns out that last year set a new record in the... Read further

2019 was a Record Year for Marriott Hotels

Marriott International had an exceptionally successful year in 2019. It managed to sign a record number of rooms, and so its pipeline increased to roughly 515,000 in December 2019. This is... Read further

Hotels in the UK May Have a Tough Year in 2020

This year might be very challenging for the hospitality industry of the United Kingdom. As Brexit has finally happened, the country may have fewer leisure and business travelers. At the... Read further

Hotels in Europe Enjoy Fantastic Performance in December 2019

The end of the year turned out to be ultimately positive for hotels across Europe. With such stellar results in December 2019, hoteliers hope to stay in the green zone in 2020. The year... Read further

International Tourism Grew in All Regions in 2019

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer only proves forecasts of experts. International tourism is growing, and tourist arrivals to all regions increased in 2019. That being... Read further

Chinese Coronavirus Ruins Lunar New Year Travel Plans

As the new coronavirus keeps spreading in China and the official death total reached 41 people, the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations didn’t go as usual for millions of... Read further

Dubai Wants to Attract Foodies to Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a marvelous event that will definitely attract many guests to the emirate. However, Dubai wants as many people as possible to visit The World’s Greatest Show... Read further

Accor Launches the Mondrian Hotel Brand in Europe

Accor has recently decided to finally bring the company’s Mondrian brand to Europe. Two hotels in France will be the first properties operating under this brand. By the way, these... Read further

2019 was A Record Year for Tourism in Izmir

Last year was good for many destinations around the world, and Turkey’s Izmir is no exception. The popular resort managed to attract 17% more visitors in 2019 vs. 2018 and reached... Read further

Seven Best Ski Resorts in Europe in 2020 – Part 2

In the first part of the article, we described the first three best ski resorts in Europe in 2020. These are Courchevel, Verbier, and Kitzbühel. Here are the remaining four. The next... Read further

Seven Best Ski Resorts in Europe in 2020 – Part 1

The European continent is diverse and offers different types of vacations to its guests. If you crave for snow-covered mountains, cozy villages, and memories that will last a lifetime, then... Read further

Railway Tourism in Japan Becomes More Popular

Japan’s tourism industry enjoyed a particularly successful year. The number of foreign guests was the highest on record. There is also a very interesting fact about tourists who visit... Read further

European Travelers Become Less Interested in Thailand

Thailand has always been a popular holiday destination for tourists from Europe, but the situation has started changing in recent years. While hotels in Koh Samui and Phuket do not seem to... Read further

Travel Trends for the New Decade

With the start of 2020, we have entered a new decade that is likely to change our lives in many aspects, and traveling is no exception. How will our travel experience change in the next 10... Read further

Hilton Opens a Hotel on a Private Chinese Island

Hilton has just opened a very unusual property – a hotel on the Lushan West Sea. This is a private-owned island in China that is known for its pristine, absolutely untouched natural... Read further

Recommendations on How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

With the start of the holiday season in many parts of the world and the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays, it is clear that the number of tourists increases greatly. As a rule, travelers... Read further

Six Senses to Open a Hotel in London in a Former Department Store

While many retailers around the world suffer, hoteliers do not seem to have similar problems. One of the legendary department stores in London, Whiteleys, is closing and a hotel will open... Read further

European Hotel Industry Keeps Growing in November 2019

The last autumn month brought positive results for the hospitality industry of Europe. All the key performance metrics were growing, making hotels across the region more optimistic about... Read further

Madrid Visits are on the Rise

When it is time for winter holidays or a summer vacation, many people around the world ask the same question – what destination should they choose? There are many different factors... Read further

The UK Expects a Record Tourism Year in 2020

The national tourism agency in the UK, VisitBritain, has recently made its forecast regarding inbound tourism to the country in 2020. The company thinks it will be a record year for the... Read further

Wellness Travel as a Major Trend in 2020

In recent years, wellness travel has been growing, and it is likely to become one of the major trends next year. With the modern lifestyle and busy urban life, more and more tourists want... Read further

Hilton Brings Two More Hotels to Portugal

Hilton expands its presence in Portugal by opening two more hotels under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand. These will be a hotel in Lisbon and one more hotel in Porto. At the moment,... Read further

WTTC: Tourism Becomes a Crucial Factor for Economic Growth

Recently, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has published its new study, Cities Report 2019. This paper analyzes the global travel and tourism sector and its contribution... Read further

The 2020 Best Honeymoon Destinations

Are you planning to get married next year but not sure about the honeymoon holiday? In this case, the following new roster of the best and hottest honeymoon destinations in 2020 will be... Read further

Outbound Trips From Europe: 2020 Trends

Europe is a popular travel destination for people in many parts of the world, but outbound trips from Europe also continue growing. In January – August 2019, the number of outbound... Read further

Historical Prison in Vilnius will be Open for Visitors This Christmas

Tourists, who have already booked their hotels in Vilnius and now searching for unique entertainment in the Lithuanian capital, have an opportunity to explore an interesting landmark that... Read further

Ecotourism, Adventure, and Agriculture Tourism in 2020

Nowadays, tourism takes new forms, making previously small and niche vacation types nearly mainstream. While traditional beach holidays seem to be less attractive for tourists, especially... Read further

Strong October 2019 for the European Hotel Industry

The hospitality industry in Europe enjoyed strong results for the second autumn’s month. All major performance metrics were growing, leaving hotels across the region in the green zone... Read further

The Middle East Wants to Become a More Popular Wedding Destination

Nowadays, traveling is not only about beach holidays and sightseeing. Event tourism and niche tours like wedding tourism have been increasingly popular in recent years. While it might look... Read further

Christian Louboutin Designs Christmas Decoration for the Claridge’s Hotel in London

One of the most famous hotels in London, the 5-star Claridge’s hotel, tries to impress its customers every year and offer something new for the holiday season. For this purpose, the... Read further

Hilton Brings Its Canopy Hotel Brand to Paris

Hilton, one of the most famous hoteliers in the world, announced the opening of its Canopy hotel in Paris. The new hotel by the company’s lifestyle brand will have 150 rooms and will... Read further

The New Year Travel: Top Destinations for 2020

Celebrating the New Year Eve in a new place is a joyful and exciting way to meet a new year and enjoy some unforgettable moments. Moreover, many cities around the world organize various... Read further

The Most Popular New Destinations and Experiences in 2020

Not long ago, Expedia made its forecast regarding the most popular destinations and experiences in 2020. The report is based on the analysis of preferences and choices of US travelers, so... Read further

GCC Countries Prepare to Welcome a Record Number of Indian Tourists

Tourists from India become increasingly interested in traveling abroad, and it looks like the Middle East is one of their primary choices. Colliers International predicts that one-fifth of... Read further

2020 Will Be a Strong Year for International Tourism

International tourism keeps growing despite all problems and potential global crisis. This year is no exception – the number of outbound trips during the first eight months of this... Read further

Radisson Reopens its Hotel in Basel

This week, Radisson reopened its Radisson Blu hotel in Basel after a long and extensive restoration. To celebrate this, the company organized a party and invited almost 200 guests including... Read further

Brits Name Their 2019 Most Favorite Beach Destinations

The Long Haul Holiday made an interesting survey not long ago. It asked British families to name their most favorite long-haul beach destinations in the world. The study was made with the... Read further

Casinos Around the World That Tourists Must Visit

Gambling has roots deep in the history of humanity, and so many gambling houses are true pieces of art that attract many tourists every year. One doesn’t necessarily need to be a... Read further

Food Waste Becomes a Major Problem for the Hospitality Industry

Nowadays, hotels around the world try to be more sustainable and reduce their impact on the environment. As a rule, hotels try to focus their efforts on such spheres as single-use plastic... Read further

A New Trend: Tourism in the Balkans

Europe is a well-known tourist destination, but it still has hidden gems that many tourists are not yet familiar with. While many famous cities and resorts across Europe post modest results... Read further

Hotels in the UK Post Positive Results in Q3 2019

Hotels in the UK managed to end Q3 2019 on a high note, reaching gains in such key metrics as revenue per available room (RevPAR) and gross operating profit per available room... Read further

Anantara Debuts in Ireland by Opening a Hotel in Dublin

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon mark its presence in Ireland. The hotel company is rebranding the Marker Hotel in Dublin that is open in one of the most luxurious and eye-catching... Read further

World’s Most Popular Business Travel Destinations in 2019 and 2020

Business tourism brings a significant share of revenues for hotels in many destinations around the world. Meetings abroad and various incentive programs are very popular, and there are... Read further

The First 5-star Hotel in Albania is Finally Open

Albania is a relatively new destination on the tourist map, and the country only starts attracting tourists. This gives a boost to the local hotel system, making companies more interested... Read further

A Warning for Foreign Tourists in Dubai Who Plan to Drink Alcohol

It is not a secret that Dubai is one of the most popular leisure destinations in the world. Every year, millions of tourists book hotels in Dubai in order to enjoy fantastic shopping,... Read further

2020 Luxury Travel Trends

It may seem that luxury travel doesn’t change much as it is much about comfort and customization. This is true, but, nevertheless, luxury travel also changes over the years as... Read further

Malaysia Wants to Welcome 30 Million Tourists Next Year

Malaysia is one of the emerging destinations that have been attracting an increasing number of guests from all over the world in recent years. Kuala Lumpur hotels serve more guests than... Read further

Major Travel Trends of 2020 Revealed

As we are slowly approaching the end of the year, more companies publish their opinions on the most important travel trends of 2020. The world is changing fast, and so many aspects of our... Read further

Iberostar Has Reduced Its Plastic Waste by 400 Tons in 2019

Spanish multinational company Iberostar, a 100%-owned hotelier with more than 120 hotels operating in 19 countries around the world, seeks new ways of being more sustainable and... Read further

The First Radisson Hotel in Germany Will Open in 2022

Radisson Hotel Group has Radisson-branded properties in many countries of the world, so it is a surprise that there is no hotel by this brand in Germany. Radisson decided to change this,... Read further

Global Sales of the Travel Industry to Reach US$3 Trillion in Coming Years

The global travel industry is developing at a high pace, and quickly rising sales are another proof of this fact. In the new research by Euromonitor International, global travel sales are... Read further

Amsterdam Raises Its Tourist Tax to the Highest in Europe

The capital of the Netherlands has never been a cheap city. Hotels in Amsterdam are quite pricey, and now tourists will have to spend even more because the city’s authorities decided... Read further

Portugal Enjoys the Highest Tourism Growth in Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently published interesting data regarding the growth of the travel & tourism industry across Europe. It turns out that Portugal has... Read further

Meet the New European Capital of Innovation 2019: Nantes

The European Commission recently announced the new city that will possess the honorable title of the European Capital of Innovation. This is Nantes, a city in north-west France. As the... Read further

Marriott Plans to More Than Triple the Number of Its Hotels in the Philippines

Marriott International has a lot of interest in the Philippines and plans to significantly expand its portfolio in this country in the coming years. Recently, the hotelier reported that it... Read further

Turkey’s Arkas Art Center in Izmir Hosts a Picasso Exhibition

Fans of art, who are planning to visit Turkey in the coming months, will be glad to hear that the Arkas Art Center in Izmir organized an exhibition dedicated to works of Pablo Picasso.... Read further

Sports Tourism Ideas: Cricket Tours 2019/2020

It is not a secret that event and sports tourism attract more and more people who want to not only explore new destinations but also attend interesting games or performances. Even though... Read further

Marriott Brings Its Ritz-Carlton Brand to Montenegro

Marriott International has recently signed an agreement with Northstar D.O.O. regarding the launch of the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Montenegro. The legendary hotel brand will greet its... Read further

Paris Hotel Market Shows Signs of Recovery

Last years were challenging for the economy of France. In 2019, the situation seems to stabilize as the purchasing power is growing, the unemployment rate is decreasing, and experts now... Read further

The Largest Experience Resort in Dubai Gets One More Hotel

A true gem of Jebel Ali in Dubai, the 1 million square meters JA The Resort will soon get one more hotel. The JA Lake View Hotel is set to open on September 22. This will be the third hotel... Read further

European Hotel Pipeline is Reaching Record High Levels

It is not a secret that Europe is an internationally popular destination, and it looks like hoteliers think that the market still has much potential for growth. This is the most obvious... Read further

Growing Expenses Cut Down Profits of Hotels in Mainland Europe

Hotels in Mainland Europe have to face various challenges this year. It is clear that their performance is far from all-time highs. In July, the average room rate lost 5%, making RevPAR... Read further

Aman Will Open Its First Ultra-Luxury Hotel in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most prominent destinations and the most visited city in the world, so it definitely needs many different hotels for all kinds of visitors. The hotel and resort brand... Read further

JA The Resort in Dubai Welcomes the Opening of Kinara by Vikas Khanna Restaurant

Foodies now have one more reason to book a hotel in Dubai and visit this amazing city as one more restaurant is set to appear on the gastronomic map this month. Star chef Vikas Khanna opens... Read further

International Tourism is on the Rise in H1 2019

The World Tourism Organization has recently published its latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The document only proves that international tourism is growing and doesn’t... Read further

Radisson to Debut with Its RED Hotel Brand in Estonia

Radisson plans to bring its RED brand to Estonia – the famous hotelier will open a hotel in Tallinn closer to the end of 2023. Located right in the heart of the capital, the new... Read further

TUI Will Help to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Volume in Cyprus

TUI Foundation together with the Travel Foundation has started a new initiative that is targeted at reducing the volume of single-use plastic in the coastal regions of Cyprus. To make sure... Read further

MasterCard Global Destination Index Names Bangkok the #1 Destination

Recent decades have proved one important thing – people want to explore the world and see new destinations despite all troubles and financial crises. For years, MasterCard has been... Read further

VisitEngland Tries to Bring Young British Travelers Back Home

VisitEngland has recently launched the next phase of its large campaign targeted at young Brits. The company tries to advertise domestic tourism and praise short breaks at home in a series... Read further

Hotels in Dubai Set a New Record in the First Half of 2019

Dubai has once again set a new record in the number of overnight visitors. It is no secret that Dubai hotels and the emirate in whole are a popular tourist destination, and the latest... Read further

A Ship Inspired Hotel Opens in Wismar, Germany

Radisson has recently opened a very interesting hotel in Wismar, northern Germany, under its Park Inn by Radisson brand. This is a midscale 98-room hotel that will certainly appeal to all... Read further

Tourism in Germany is Growing Faster Than Forecasted

Germany’s tourism industry is performing better than expected - the country’s incoming tourism is growing faster than the worldwide average - +3.5% vs. +3.7%.... Read further

Several Strategies for Financing Vacations

Many of us dream of traveling and exploring new countries or continents, but harsh reality brings us down to earth with a very trivial problem – money. Financing travels can be a real... Read further

Bay Hotel Rebrands as the First Travelodge Hotel in Singapore

Travelodge Hotels Asia has announced the launch of the first hotel in Singapore. The hotelier is planning to rebrand Bay Hotel to Travelodge Harbourfront Singapore. Of course, in order to... Read further

Hotels in Hong Kong Have Dramatically Fewer Visitors

As the pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong doesn’t seem to slow down and demonstrations even caused the closure of the airport, fewer tourists decide to visit the city. The drop in... Read further

New Initiatives of IHG Hotels to Reduce Plastic Waste

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) regularly updates its policies in order to become more environment-friendly. According to the new initiative, the hotel chain will stop offering... Read further

Wedding Tourism in Italy Gains Popularity

Italy has become a more popular destination for weddings. As a new study shows, the country’s wedding tourism segment had a truly magnificent year in 2018. Italy hosted as many as... Read further

Marriott Opens Its First Marquis Hotel in China

This week, JW Marriott opened its first Marquis Hotel in China. This is a hotel in Shanghai that is located in Pudong, one of the most dynamic and vibrant commercial districts in the city.... Read further

Best European Cities with Free Wi-Fi

Nowadays, the Internet has become an essential part of our everyday life, so it is virtually impossible to avoid it. People have been using online services for business purposes,... Read further

New Spa Treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel in London Park Lane

The capital of the UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world. This is a vibrant and modern city that can offer a range of interesting and exciting activities to its guests.... Read further

A New Hotel on Bintan Island, Indonesia, Offers Tented Accommodation

Marriott International has prepared something new and unusual for all fans of creative accommodation. Tribute Portfolio, the newest collection brand by the internationally famous hotel... Read further

Countries That Travel the Most and Their Top Destinations in 2019

It is not a secret that people from some countries travel more than others. What destinations do they prefer? A new study reveals this and some other interesting information. For... Read further

Hilton Debuts with Its Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia

Hilton debuted in Croatia with its Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Zagreb, the capital of the country. Now the internationally famous hotelier offers the hospitality service of the international... Read further

Gen Z Travelers Reveal Their Preferences and Wants

Recently, released the results of its global survey regarding wants and goals of Gen Z travelers. This survey is a way to know what people aged 16-24 really need and wish. Gen Z... Read further

W Hotel in London Offers Advanced In-room Technology to Its Guests

W London Leicester Square has started a multi-million-pound renovation, during which the company will upgrade all 192 rooms and suites. In an attempt to explore the concept of modern luxury... Read further

Archaeologists Uncovered a Part of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is an ancient city that still hides many of its landmarks. Archaeologists do not stop excavations in the city, so fans of ancient landmarks have one more... Read further

Unusual Activities in London for Tourists

London is one of the most frequently visited places in the world. Actually, it is the second most popular tourist destination with only Bangkok being ahead. Of course, many travelers come... Read further

European Tourism is Back on Track Despite all Problems

The European Travel Commission (ETC) recently published the latest volume of its quarterly report named “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2019”. This document... Read further

Hilton Opens Its First Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Vilnius

Hilton has come to the capital of Lithuania with its Hilton Garden Inn brand. The new hotel in Vilnius is located right in the heart of the city, on Gedimino Avenue that is the main street... Read further

Scotland Will Host Three Famous Golf Events This Summer

Scotland will definitely be a popular destination with all fans of golf this summer. The country of the United Kingdom is going to host three competitions of the world-class level. Without... Read further

Vietnam Welcomed 8.5 Million Tourists in the First Half of 2019

Vietnam has been an emerging destination in recent years, and here is one more proof of the growing popularity. Within the first six months of 2019, the number of international arrivals... Read further

Hotels in Europe Finally See Their Profits Grow

In May, hotels in mainland Europe finally saw their year-on-year profits increase for the first time since the start of 2019. The growth could be seen across all major departments, and this... Read further

The Hyatt Place Brand Debuts in Japan

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has brought one more brand to Japan. The famous hotelier announced the opening of the Hyatt Place hotel in Tokyo Bay. It is reported that the new hotel will have... Read further

Travel Ideas: the Oldest Casinos in the World

Having visited numerous iconic destinations, tourists might think of unusual and interesting travel ideas. Here is one. For many people around the world, massive and flashy casino resorts... Read further

OYO is Now the Largest Hotel Brand in China

It looks like there is a new leader in the hotel market in China. OYO Hotels & Homes has become the largest single hotel brand in the country. If analyzing at the hotel group level, OYO is... Read further

Reykjavik Will be the Host City for European Film Awards 2020

It looks like it will be virtually impossible to book a hotel in Reykjavik at the end of 2020. It was announced that the capital of Iceland will be hosting the European Film Awards next... Read further

Ibis Tests Its New Brand’s Concept in a Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia

At the start of this year, Ibis announced changes to the brand that are targeted at reinventing social interaction and tailoring Ibis hotels to demands and preferences of modern travelers.... Read further

Istanbul to Become a Popular Destination in Q3 2019

It looks like Istanbul hotels are going to get extra profit in the third quarter of 2019. According to the study performed by ForwardKeys to European Cities Marketing, Istanbul will be... Read further

Taiwan Hosts International Balloon Festival This Summer

Starting from June 29th and until August 12th, guests of Taiwan have a fabulous opportunity to visit the International Balloon Festival. The event takes place for the 9th time in the... Read further

World’s Most Popular Destinations for LGBTQ+ Travelers in 2019

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) asked its members about their preferences when traveling in order to define the most important 2019 trends. The... Read further

Hyatt Announces Its First Hotel in Malta

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open its first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta. For this purpose, the famous hotelier signed a franchise agreement with Bay Street Holdings Limited. Expected to... Read further

More Britons Plan to Stay at Home This Summer Due to Brexit

It looks like residents of the United Kingdom are planning to spend summer holidays in the country, setting a new record in this metric. The new research by Travelodge states that as many... Read further

Travelers from China and Brazil are the Most Interested in Visiting Europe This Summer

Travel sentiment towards Europe remains strong despite all potential troubles, as the European Travel Commission (ETC) and the European Tourism Association (ETOA) state in... Read further

Six Senses Opens a Hotel in Össurá Valley, Iceland

Six Senses has prepared something really unique for all fans of one-of-a-kind destinations. It will open a hotel in Össurá Valley that is roughly a 30-minute drive from the Hofn Airport.... Read further

Top Meeting Hotels in Europe Revealed

Business travel has become essential in modern society. Nowadays, millions of people make international trips in order to visit their partners or attend various events. Therefore, MICE... Read further

UK Hotels Suffer from Poor Performance in April 2019

April was a challenging month for the hospitality industry of Europe. After hotels in mainland Europe, their colleagues from the UK reported challenges. With costs rising and revenues... Read further

Hotels in Europe Suffer From Falling Profit Five Months in a Row

It looks like hotels in mainland Europe experience certain problems this year. In April, they suffered from falling profit per room for the fifth month in a row. All major departments... Read further

Hyatt Has Grandiose Plans of Its Expansion in the Asia Pacific

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has really impressive plans regarding its expansion in the Asia Pacific. By the end of next year, the internationally famous hotelier plans to open as many as 21... Read further

World’s Most Popular Theme Parks and Museums Revealed

Theme and amusement parks become increasingly popular these days. Many people plan their vacation for the mere purpose of visiting a certain popular park. In 2018, theme and amusement parks... Read further

New Bangkok Hotels Opening in 2018 and 2019

In terms of tourist arrivals, Bangkok has been the #1 international destination in the world for three years in a row. In 2017, the capital of Thailand welcomed as many as 20.5 million... Read further

London Hotel Offering Men in Black Experience is Open for Booking

On June 14, 2019, the new Men in Black movie will be released in cinemas worldwide. Titled “Men in Black: International”, this time the movie will take place in the capital of... Read further

Sports Tourism: the Most Valuable Football Club Brands of 2019

Football is such a popular game that it affects many spheres of economy, and hospitality is no exception. With event and sports tourism on a rise, many modern travelers make both domestic... Read further

Thailand Becomes a Popular MICE Destination in Asia

It looks like Thailand is getting more attention from business meeting and event planners. The country has become the fourth most popular choice in Asia for international conventions. Of... Read further

Chinese Tourists Book More Culture Trips

It is not a secret that China is an incredibly valuable source market when it comes to tourism. The growing wealth of the country’s population makes Chinese people travel more.... Read further

Hong Kong Hotels Greet More Guests As the City Hosts 7 Large Events in April

Hong Kong is widely recognized as a popular event and meeting destination, and April 2019 proved this once again. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organized as many... Read further

Six Senses Hotels Ban Toxic Sunscreens in All Hotels of the Chain

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has made an important step in supporting ocean life. In an attempt to help its coastline hotels to become more environment-friendly, the company decided to... Read further

Weak Q1 2019 for Asia Pacific Hotels Reported

Hotels in different regions of the world keep posting their results for the first quarter of this year. It allows understanding the first trends of 2019 and making forecasts for the rest of... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Optimistic Results in Q1 2019

The start of the year has been positive for the hospitality industry of Europe so far as the majority of destinations posted optimistic results for the first quarter of 2019. This has... Read further

Frasers Hospitality Opens a Historic Hotel in Hamburg

Frasers Hospitality, a part of Frasers Property Group, has prepared something interesting for fans of history who plan to visit Hamburg. On May 2, 2019, Fraser Suites Hamburg officially... Read further

Future Hotel Trends Revealed

Amadeus IHG has revealed its new study regarding the future of hotels and changes that we can expect to happen in the coming years. As technologies develop and personalization makes it... Read further

Thailand Boosts Its Revenues During Thai New Year Holidays

Songkran, which is also known as Thai New Year, is one of the most popular events that bring many international tourists to the country. This year, even more foreign and domestic visitors... Read further

Hotel in Madrid Offers a 30,000 Euro per Night Package for Fans of Champions League

Are you a fan of UEFA Champions League and ready to spend some money on it? If so, then this package by VP Plaza Espana Design Hotel in Madrid is right for you. The hotel has recently... Read further

The Best Value City Breaks in Europe

As shorter vacations have become increasingly popular in recent years, many travelers prefer to make city breaks in various destinations across Europe. Of course, expenses play the central... Read further

Europe’s Most Expensive Business Travel Destinations Revealed

Business travel is a growing industry as every year more and more people visit their partners abroad and participate in various meetings and events. It is obvious that some destinations are... Read further

Family Travelers Have no Time for Relaxation

Family travel is essential, and so millions of parents around the world seek for a suitable resort where they and their little ones can relax and spend a holiday. However, the primary... Read further

The Luxury Collection Comes to Cyprus

The Luxury Collection, which is a part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of Parklane hotel in Limassol. This property joins the Luxury Collection by Marriott, but it... Read further

The Balearic Islands to be Developed under the 2030 Agenda

The Balearic Islands are a well-known and established tourist destination. Every year, hotels in Mallorca, Formentera, and Menorca greet numerous guests who come to enjoy quality beach... Read further

The Top 10 Attractions in London That Tourists Cannot Miss

It is not a secret that the capital of the UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world, so London hotels never stay empty. Every year, approximately 30 million tourists from all... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Opens Its Second Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey

Mandarin Oriental announced that it will open its second hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The luxury hotel with a wing dedicated to luxury residences is scheduled to accept first visitors in... Read further

Difficulties of Hotels in Mainland Europe in 2019

The start of 2019 was definitely challenging for hotels across mainland Europe. Local hotels experienced a drop in profit per room of 9.1% in January 2019 to January 2018. This is the... Read further

Hotels in the UK Fail to Become Profitable in February 2019

It looks like 2019 is a challenging year for the hotel industry of the UK. At least, in terms of profits received. Even though RevPAR was growing slowly in February, the increase was not... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo Gets a Three Michelin Star Restaurant

Starting from tomorrow, guests and residents of the capital of Japan will have one more reason to visit Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo as this is the day when Sushi Shin by Miyakawa will be... Read further

Portuguese Travel Sector Grows Twice Faster than the European Average

Portugal has been one of the hottest destinations recently. Hotels in Lisbon and Porto are getting full with guests, and foodies crown the country as a new gastronomic mecca. In this... Read further

The Upgraded Zip Now London Opens This June

It is not a secret that London is one of the most popular gateway cities in the world. London hotels are always full of visitors, and millions of tourists and business travelers arrive in... Read further

Four Seasons Hotel in Athens is Officially Open

Four Seasons has expanded its portfolio in Greece by opening the first hotel in Athens. Named Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, this is also the first hotel by the famous company in... Read further

Portugal Becomes a New Culinary Capital of Europe

For many years, Portugal was overlooked as vacationers were mostly interested in Spain. However, the situation has started changing in recent years. Portugal becomes not only a popular... Read further

VisitEngland Wants Young Brits to Travel Within the Country

VisitEngland wants young Brits to make more domestic holidays rather than traveling abroad. For this purpose, the company has prepared several digital animations that might boost the... Read further

Ireland Wants to Reinvent Itself as a Gambling Capital

What cities do come to the minds of travelers when they are asked about gambling? Perhaps, Las Vegas, Monaco, and Macau will be the most popular answers. At least, not many will mention... Read further

Two New Hyatt Regency Hotels are Set to Open in Spain

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement regarding the opening of two hotels, namely, Hyatt Regency Hesperia hotel in Madrid and Hyatt Regency... Read further

5 Events in the UK That Travelers Cannot Miss This Spring

The UK has always been a popular travel destination that enjoys almost 40 million visitors every year. Last year, UNWTO even ranked the UK the seventh most visited country in the world.... Read further

Novi Sad City in Serbia is the First European Cultural Capital Outside the EU

It seems that 2021 is going to be prosperous for hotels in Novi Sad, Serbia, as this city was voted to become the European Cultural Capital 2021. This is the first time that a city outside... Read further

Mountain Hotels in France Try to Attract New Guests

The French Alps always had quite an old-fashioned hospitality sector. Smaller, often family-owned hotels were dominating on the market, but the situation has started changing recently. Many... Read further

Hotels in the UK Post Mediocre Profit Despite Stable RevPAR

January 2019 was a mixed month for hotels in the United Kingdom. Despite the increase in RevPAR (revenue per available room) of 3.4% compared to the same period a year ago, the... Read further

DoubleTree Opens Hotel in Kocaeli, Turkey

DoubleTree by Hilton keeps adding new properties to its portfolio in Turkey. This time, the popular hotelier debuts with a hotel in Kocaeli. The new hotel has a beneficial location just 65... Read further

Malaysia Plans to Attract 30 Million Tourists

Malaysia’s Ministry for Tourism and Culture published the country’s new plans regarding the development of the tourism industry. In 2018, Malaysia welcomed 25.8 million... Read further

Leipzig Hotels Attract a Record Number of Guests in 2018

The German city of Leipzig continues to enjoy the growing popularity as a travel destination. Last year, it welcomed a record number of guests – 1,836,797 arrivals. Leipzig hotels were... Read further

Three Restaurants in Steigenberger Hotels Get Michelin Stars

Steigenberger, a German luxury hotel company, is famous for its quality hotels and fine dining. The latter has been proven by Michelin stars of restaurants in the hotels by this company. On... Read further

Europe is Still the #1 Tourist Destination

The rising popularity of different regions in the world still cannot compete with Europe. Once again it proved to be the most visited region in the world. In 2018, Europe only strengthened... Read further

Thailand’s New eVisa System for 21 Countries Goes Live

Starting from February 14, 2019, Thailand is offering a simple and more convenient visa service that is available for travelers from 21 countries. The eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) is... Read further

Malta Hotels Enjoy a Record Year in 2018

Last year was definitely a success for the hospitality industry of Malta. Hotels in Valetta and other top destinations managed to attract a record number of tourists from the United States... Read further

Ras Al Khaimah Greets More Than 1 Million of Visitors in 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has published the results of the emirate’s tourism sector. It turns out that the previous year was the record one for the popular tourist... Read further

Tokyo Invites Tourists to Visit the City for Hanami

This March, Tokyo will celebrate the traditional Cherry Blossoms Festival or simply Hanami that has become incredibly popular around the world. This is the time when hotels in Tokyo are... Read further

The First Vegan Suite in the World Opens in a Hilton Hotel

Vegan travelers in search of a hotel in London can now book the very first vegan suite in the world. It has recently opened at the Hilton London Bankside hotel and is already available for... Read further

Major Hotel Companies are Interested in Portugal

With the growing popularity of Portugal as a travel destination, hotels in Lisbon and Porto enjoy higher occupancy and, therefore, higher profits. Naturally, international hotel groups... Read further

Hilton Becomes the First International Company to Open a Hotel in Taizhou City Center

Hilton Hotels and Resorts has just announced the opening of Hilton hotel in Taizhou. This marks the entrance of an international brand to the business district of this Chinese city. Until... Read further

More Chinese Travelers Visit Europe During the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is traditionally the time when many Chinese want to travel to meet their family or to enjoy a fabulous vacation abroad. This week (February 4 – 10), more... Read further

Luxury Travelers Choose Adventure and Safari

As the number of travelers is increasing every year, there is a definite growth in all categories, luxury travel included. According to the information published by the World Travel and... Read further

New Tourist Tax Can Make Edinburgh the Most Expensive City in Europe

It is not a secret that many tourists think of transport and hotel prices at most when planning a budget for their next vacation. However, there are many charges that need to be taken into... Read further

Hilton Announces a Hotel in Chengdu

Hilton Worldwide is going to strengthen its positions on the hotel market of China by opening one more hotel in Chengdu. Named Hilton Chengdu Chenghua, the hotel will enjoy a beneficial... Read further

Four Seasons to Open Its First Hotel on Okinawa

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which is also known as the leading luxury hotelier in the world, will finally mark its presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa. It will be the first... Read further

Cyprus Reached a Record Number of Guests in 2018

Cyprus has always been a popular destination. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is a wonderful vacation destination all year round. It appeals to different categories of... Read further

Brussels Will Become Brighter For the Valentine’s Day and Onward

Not sure where to spend this year’s Valentine’s Day? Without a doubt, Brussels will be one of the most popular choices because the European capital will host its one of the... Read further

Preferences of Foreigners Who Visit China Revealed

China as a tourist destination attracts more and more foreign travelers. What are foreigners primarily interested in and how do they prefer to plan their vacation in the country? The... Read further

Finnish Travelers Share Their Preferences

The Matka Nordic Travel Fair decided to learn more about the preferences of Finnish travelers in 2019 and conducted a survey dedicated to different aspects of tourism. The questions asked... Read further

Thailand Makes its Visas Cheaper in Anticipation of Chinese New Year

Thailand is definitely ready for Chinese New Year and wants to greet more guests by offering a gift to them. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has just made a new announcement... Read further

November Became the Second Consecutive Month of Success for the UK Hotels

November became the second great month for the hospitality industry of the United Kingdom that managed to maintain the October results of growing GOPPAR and reach same success in November.... Read further

The First European Hotel to Join the New Luxury Collection by Hilton is Announced

Hilton has recently launched its new hotel brand in the luxury category – LXR Hotels. Currently, there are no properties operating under this brand in Europe but everything will change... Read further

The UK Expects More Tourists from Japan This Year

The United Kingdom expects a record number of tourists from Japan in 2019. London hotels, as well as hotels in other major cities of the country, have always been very popular with Japanese... Read further

New “Only in Dubai” Experiences are Available to Guests of the Emirate

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (or simply Dubai Tourism) tries to increase the popularity of the emirate and attract as many as 25 million guests to the... Read further

Venice Entry Tax Gets Approved

Starting from this year, a visit to Venice will become a little more expensive as the city’s authorities finally approved the new entry tax for all tourists. Depending on the time of... Read further

European Capitals of Culture for 2019 are Revealed

Every year, the European Union reveals new Capitals of Culture in order to draw attention to these cities and build a European identity of the region. Needless to say, these destinations... Read further

Meininger Opens a Hotel in Reykjavik

Meininger Hotel Group has announced the signing of a new agreement, in accordance to which the company will manage a hotel in Reykjavik. The hotel, which is set to open in the second... Read further

Positive Performance of European Hotel Industry in November 2018

This year has been generally good for the hospitality industry of Europe, and November is no exception. The key performance data for this month shows that many destinations were able to... Read further

Hard Rock Opens Its Second Hotel in Malaysia

Hard Rock International keeps working hard over the expansion of its global portfolio, so it opens new hotels in different destinations around the world. This time, the company has... Read further

France, Benelux, and Portugal Lead the Growth of European Hospitality Industry

European hospitality industry keeps growing, with France, Benelux, and Portugal being the biggest donators to that growth. This information is stated in the latest report prepared by ECM.... Read further

Hotels in the UK Expect More Foreign Guests During the Holiday Season

Hotels across the UK hope for a good holiday season this year and an increased number of foreign guests during Christmas and New Year. That might sound too confident, but flight bookings... Read further

Medical Tourism in India is on the Rise

India is strengthening its positions as a popular medical tourism destination. Not only hotels in Mumbai but also many accommodations in other cities greet tourists from all over the world... Read further

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens Accepts Reservations for the Grand Opening

If you were planning to visit Greece in spring or simply like to participate in fabulous events, this is the right news. At the end of March 2019, Four Seasons will have the grand opening... Read further

Europeans Named Their Most Popular Winter 2018 Destinations

As Christmas and New Year’s Eve are approaching, more and more people start packing their suitcases and prepare for a wonderful holiday vacation. This year, TUI Holiday Atlas... Read further

Luxury Eco-conscious Hotel to Appear in Abu Dhabi

The negative impact of hotels on the environment is no secret to anyone, so no wonder why more and more hoteliers turn to eco-conscious hotels. Jumeirah Group is no exception. The company... Read further

Laos Launches a New Digital Platform to Promote Travel

The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism of Lao PDR or, in short, Tourism Laos, has launched a brand new web platform to promote tourism to the country. For that purpose, it... Read further

The Most Visited Cities in 2018 are Revealed

Euromonitor International, a company specializing in market research, published its annual report dedicated to the most visited cities in the world. The Top 100 City Destinations 2018 is... Read further

Radisson Blu Hotel in Lund, Sweden, is Finally Open

Radisson Blu, a popular upscale hotel brand, keeps expanding its portfolio. This time, the company opened a hotel in Lund, Sweden. This is not a newly built property as, actually, Radisson... Read further

Strong October for Hotels in the UK

October was another successful month for hotels across the UK that managed to reach improvements in all revenue-generating departments. Thanks to that and effective cost management, it... Read further

Dubai to Host the Longest Shopping Festival Ever

When it comes to Dubai, travelers do not really need another reason to book a fancy Dubai hotel and tickets to this emirate. The internationally famous metropolitan city is so packed with... Read further

Virtual Helsinki Hopes to Attract 1 Million Guests in 2019

If you always wanted to book a hotel in Helsinki and finally visit this amazing city but was never able to do that, it is your chance to explore the capital of Finland without actually... Read further

Two of the Three Best Restaurants in the Baltics are Located in Vilnius

All foodies now have on more good reason to book a hotel in Vilnius as this city seems to have the right to be called the new culinary capital of the Baltics. White Guide Nordic praises... Read further

Record Performance of Hotels in Madrid in October 2018

October turned out to be a successful month for many European gateway cities. Madrid hotels managed to reach their record-breaking results last month, and Amsterdam hotels enjoyed a good... Read further

Major Problems of Modern Tourism Revealed

The ITB Berlin Convention event, which will take place from 6 to 9 March 2019, will cover a number of hot themes in the travel industry, prospects, and challenges of the industry. The... Read further

The First Storm Racer Waterslide in the World Opens in Frejus, France

All fans of thrilling slides and one-of-a-kind entertainment now have one more reason to book a hotel in Frejus, France. The first Storm Racer Waterslide in the world is finally open at... Read further

Travel Habits of Muslim Travelers Revealed

ITB Berlin together with IPK International revealed their study about Muslim travelers and their preferences. Muslims are currently the fastest-growing religious group in the world and by... Read further

New African-style Hotel Opens in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Travelers in search of an unusual hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, simply cannot miss an opportunity to stay at the new property by Radisson Collection. Named Nofa Resort Riyadh, this is a... Read further

ICONSIAM Opens in Bangkok, Thailand

If you have always wanted to visit Thailand, here is another reason to book a hotel in Bangkok. This week, one of the most iconic landmarks in Southeast Asia, ICONSIAM in Thailand, was... Read further

Many Destinations in Europe Enjoy Double-Digit Growth in Summer 2018

This summer was a definite success to many destinations in Europe, including Turkey, Malta, and Greece. These countries reported the double-digit growth in tourist arrivals despite such... Read further

Ras Al Khaimah Attracts Adventurous Travelers

Ras Al Khaimah hotels may attract even more seekers of adventures as this Emirate has some really unique landmarks to offer. It was not long ago that Jebel Jais Flight, the longest zipline... Read further

Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Trends 2019

As the next year is approaching, more and more travel trends appear in media. This time the new trends are about the wedding and honeymoon industry. Celebrating weddings abroad has become... Read further

Crowne Plaza Hotel in London is Finally Open

Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment is finally open and ready to serve its first guests. It is also the first hotel in the luxury category that is open in the Albert Embankment Area. Even... Read further

WTTC Reveals Best Tourism Cities of 2017

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the traditional Cities Report dedicated to the best-performing tourism cities in the world. The document was published during... Read further

Best Western to Open a 1000-room Hotel in Ha Long Bay

Vietnam has recently become a very popular destination, and so more and more travelers want to explore the country and see its treasures. Ha Long Bay, which is listed as a UNESCO World... Read further

Female Millennials to Shape Luxury Travel in Future

Millennials, people born between 1980 and 2000, are currently the largest age group of travelers in the world, so there is no wonder that they have a great impact on the modern travel... Read further

18-year-old Europeans Have a Change to Travel in the EU for Free

If you are an 18-year-old living in Europe and you want to discover the region without spending much, this is your chance to make that wish come true. The new program called DiscoverEU... Read further

Scotland Promotes Tourism During a Special Workshop in Amsterdam

If you happen to visit the capital of the Netherlands soon and have already booked a hotel in Amsterdam, consider visiting a special workshop prepared by the Scottish tourism businesses.... Read further

Traveling is Good for Health

According to a new study about the benefits of leisure travel, people who travel report higher wellbeing and positive impact on different areas of life. In addition to wellness and... Read further

Hard Rock Hotel in Madrid Opens Next Year

Hard Rock International keeps expanding its hotel portfolio, adding new and new destinations in the most popular European cities. This time, the famous company announces the opening of Hard... Read further

Seven Urban Wonders of the World by Hilton

No idea what destination to choose for your next vacation? Hilton Hotels & Resorts has decided to make it simpler for travelers to choose the right destination and presented its new... Read further

Vietnam Works to Improve Its Tour Guides

Vietnam has been an emerging destination in latest years. More and more travelers from all over the world want to see the inimitable beauty of the country, explore its gorgeous resorts, and... Read further

Warm Weather Helps Hotels in the UK to Stay Profitable in August

August was another good month for hotels across the UK, bringing a year-on-year increase in profit of 9.2%. The weather was one of the biggest factors in driving the demand from both... Read further

Radisson Blu Opens a Hotel in Trabzon, Turkey

The historic city of Trabzon, Turkey, doesn’t have many new hotel openings, and that fact makes the new Radisson Blu project even more important. The 162-room hotel enjoys a prime... Read further

Best Alternative Holiday Destinations According to Brits

Even though summer is over, many travelers keep planning their future vacations. The British are no exception – in fact, they have been taking more holidays than in the past five... Read further

Travelers from Australia Miss Their Pets the Most While on a Holiday

A new study by Jetstar throws the light upon the quirkiest habits and behaviors of travelers. In total, the company surveyed as many as 30,000 travelers from such countries as Japan,... Read further

Best Destinations for Casino Fans in Europe are Revealed

Travelers have different purposes to visit Europe. While most are attracted by rich cultural heritage, history or family connections, many travelers want to combine all these with some... Read further

Holidays in England are on a Rise

Summer is over, and so it is time to count revenues and compare the results of 2018 to previous years. Even now, with preliminary data, it is clear that the summer school holiday season was... Read further

The Most and Least Affordable Places to Drink Beer in the World

As Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world, is approaching, many travelers start booking a hotel in Munich, but that is not the only place where it is possible to enjoy the... Read further

Centara Adds 3 Hotels in Laos

Centara, the leading hospitality company in Thailand, has decided to expand its business to Laos. Together with MOU and Asia Investment, Development and Construction, the Thai hotelier will... Read further

M&L Hospitality Opens a Hotel in Manchester, the UK

The new hotel development in Manchester, the UK, is a very interesting place. The 19-story building has two hotels open under the same roof, and both of them are operating under different... Read further

The University of Oxford Offers Short Student Programs for Everyone

These days, the vast majority of travelers can only book a hotel in Oxford and explore the town, getting acquainted with its lifestyle or wishing they could study at one of the most famous... Read further

A Saudi Princess Becomes a Victim of Thieves in Paris

Paris is, without a doubt, one of the most famous cities in the world. It never ceases to attract travelers from different countries. Paris hotels are known for their luxurious design and... Read further

Yachting Festival Opens in Cannes

If you have dreamt of spending a weekend at a gorgeous resort or simply like yachts, it is high time to book a hotel in Cannes and enjoy one of the most glorious events of the season, the... Read further

Asia Pacific Travelers are Increasingly Interested in Snow Holidays

Snow holidays, which can be described as a 2-night or longer trip to a mountain destination or any resort with ski or snowboarding, are yet something new for travelers from the Asia... Read further

Hotels Across Europe Enjoy Higher Profits in July 2018

In July 2018, hotels in Europe primarily improved their metrics, reaching the year-on-year increase in profit per room of 16.9%. This became possible mostly because of a growing room... Read further

Radisson Blu Opens a Hotel in Bordeaux, France

Radisson Blu will soon add a hotel in Bordeaux, France, to its portfolio. The new hotel is located close to the historic part of the city and offers stunning views of the Garonne River.... Read further

No More Cage Eggs at Scandic Hotels

Scandic Hotels, the biggest hotel chain in Northern Europe, announced its decision to stop using eggs from caged hens. Every year, between 11.5 and 13 million eggs are used at Scandic... Read further

Hotels Across the UK Drastically Improve Their TRevPAR in July 2018

July brought good news for hotels in the UK. Thanks to a surge of 5.6%, they managed to reach a record result of TRevPAR (total revenue per available room). This became possible... Read further

Intercity to Open a Flagship Hotel in Frankfurt

IntercityHotel will open its new flagship hotel in Frankfurt earlier than expected. The new property is conveniently located on the South Side of Frankfurt Central Station. As the hotel... Read further

Record Breaking Results of Hotels in London in July 2018

The preliminary data published by STR Global shows that despite all troubles and mixed forecasts about the future of hotels in the British capital, London hotels managed to achieve... Read further

Hyatt Opens Its First Beach Resort in Japan

Hyatt has just opened its first hotel under the Hyatt Beach Resort brand in Japan. Named Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, this hotel is located on Seragaki Island that has a direct... Read further

Hotels Across the United Kingdom Enjoy Higher Occupancy during the August Bank Weekend

The August bank holiday weekend is traditionally the time when Brits make short holidays. This year, many travelers decided to stay at home and enjoy shorter overnight stays in the UK.... Read further

New Radisson Hotel in Stockholm is Open in a Famous Building

One of the most famous historic buildings in Stockholm, Strand Hotel Stockholm, is now rebranded and will operate as a part of Radisson Collection. The iconic building will join a unique... Read further

Arrivals in Mecca for Hajj in 2017 and 2018

Every year, hotels in Mecca become exceptionally crowded with visitors as more than one million pilgrims flies from different parts of the world to Saudi Arabia in order to perform Hajj. As... Read further

The New Creek Marina Hotel, Dubai, Will Soon Greet Its First Guests

Creek Harbor is definitely one of the most gorgeous areas in Dubai and one of the most beautiful city harbors in the world. Creek Island, in general, is a six square kilometer large... Read further

Spain Loses Its Popularity While Portugal Attracts More Chinese Guests

Hotels in Lisbon have seen a definite increase in the number of Chinese guests recently as Beijing Capital Airlines has launched a direct flight from Beijing to the capital of Portugal. The... Read further

UK Travelers are Returning to Turkey

Hotels in Antalya, Bodrum or Istanbul may enjoy higher sales this year because the country has been attracting more guests from different countries. Travelers from the UK are no exception.... Read further

The Most Popular Attractions of England Revealed

Every year, VisitEngland conducts its traditional Annual Attractions Survey that is aimed to detect the most popular historic landmarks that have seen a significant growth in the number of... Read further

Tourism Income in Turkey Adds 30.1% in Q2 2018

The second quarter of 2018 was exceptionally good for hotels in Turkey as they managed to achieve a significant growth in tourism income of 30.1%. With such a boost, the total income... Read further

Holiday Planning Distracts British From Work

Holiday planning is certainly not something that can be taken easily. This is a serious process that can even make people forget about their work. This is what happens with British people... Read further

Top Destinations for International Visitors in 2017 Revealed

GlobalData, one of the leading analytics companies in the world, published the list of top 10 locations in the world for overseas visitors. This data shows quite an interesting fact –... Read further

Hotels in Scotland Enjoyed a Record Number of Overseas Visitors in 2017

It turns out that last year was a record one for the hospitality industry of Scotland. According to the new information available in the ONS Travel Trends 2017, both visits and spending of... Read further

KAI Sengokuhara Offers a New Approach to Hot Spring Inns for Its Hotel in Tokyo

A traditional Japanese inn is something that the majority of travelers would find interesting to visit, but local hoteliers are open to everything new and enjoy turning innovative ideas... Read further

London is a Better Destination Than New York for Travelers

A new interactive guide that compares almost 100 different aspects of travel claims that London is a better destination for tourists than New York. The guide, which is named Bang For Your... Read further

Hotel Indigo in Dundee, Scotland, Greets its First Guests

Dundee, Scotland, is an emerging destination that attracts both travelers and investors, so no wonder why more and more hotels appear there. Hotel Indigo is no exception, and so this... Read further

Nearly 8 Million Travelers Visited Vietnam in H1 2018

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam has revealed the statistics regarding the number of entries to the country during the first half of 2018. Within this period, as many... Read further

The Largest Residence Inn by Marriott in Europe is Finally Open in London

The capital of the UK now has one more large hotel open and ready to serve its guests. Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington is not only the biggest hotel in London by the renowned... Read further

Halal Restaurant Opens in a Tokyo Hotel

Fujita Kanko Inc., a leading hospitality company in Japan, announced the opening of a Halal Japanese restaurant in one of its hotels. Named Origami Asakusa, this restaurant is located in... Read further

International Hotel Chains Start Banning Plastic Straws

More and more famous hotel chains ban the use of plastic straws and sticks in their properties worldwide. This time such famous companies as Hyatt and MGM have announced that they will stop... Read further

European Hotels End Their 12-Month Revenue Growth

May put to an end the 12-month consecutive revenue growth of hotels in Europe. After a year of growing profit, hotels in the region recorded a drop in GOPPAR (gross operating... Read further

UK Hotels Suffer from Declines in May 2018

May was definitely not the best month for hotels across the UK as they posted a 4.3% year-on-year decline. Revenues were falling across all departments while rising costs made it even... Read further

Arrivals in Europe are Back on Track

European Cities Marketing and Forward Keys have published the latest issue of the Traffic Barometer that only proves that long-haul arrivals in Europe have returned to the normal level, and... Read further

Singapore Food Festival Opens in July

All foodies and travelers keen on event tourism may want to book a hotel in Singapore this month as the city-state hosts a fabulous food event – the Singapore Food Festival. This is an... Read further

Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, Promotes Medical Tourism

Park Hyatt hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has launched a collaboration with Swiss Prevention Clinic. Together, the companies will promote luxury medical tourism in Zurich and nearby areas.... Read further

Best Destinations for Foodie Travelers

Food has become an essential part of travel for many modern travelers. Moreover, for many of them, food has become one of the reasons to travel. A recent report named Tasty Travels, which... Read further

The Bvlgari Hotel in Shanghai Greets Its First Guests

This June, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts finally launched their sixth property. Bvlgari hotel in Shanghai opened just in time for a large event, the Shanghai International Film Festival. The... Read further

Sanya, China, Offers Visa-Free Travel

One of the most famous resort destinations in China, Sanya in the province of Hainan, now offers visa-free access to citizens of 59 countries. It looks like Sanya hotels will be even more... Read further

Aloft City Centre Deira Hotel in Dubai is Finally Open

Marriott International has finally launched its third Aloft-branded hotel in Dubai, the UAE. The new hotel has much to offer to its guests, including fantastic location and unique design.... Read further

Best Toilets in the World Revealed

Every traveler knows how the absence of a toilet nearby can spoil even the most interesting excursion. While tidy and comfortable toilets can hardly amaze modern tourists, many interior... Read further

More Chinese Travelers Visit Europe in 2018

First months of 2018 have proved a promising start of the Europe-China tourism. According to the latest report published by the European Travel Commission (ETC), more Chinese... Read further

New Sports Lounge in Ras Al Khaimah Welcomes Its Guests

With so many sports competitions attracting millions of sports fans around the world, it is only a matter of time for hotels to offer special venues where visitors can enjoy precious... Read further

Hotels in the UK Suffer from the Declining Profit in April 2018

April brought mixed results to hotels in the UK. Even soaring temperatures didn’t help to reach the level of profit of April 2017, and so the total revenue went down, featuring a... Read further

Bless Debuts With a Hotel in Madrid

Fans of contemporary luxury hotels now have one more suitable hotel brand to stay at. BLESS Collection Hotels is a new brand that will soon debut with a hotel in Madrid. The brand is... Read further

Hotels in Europe Raise Their Profits in April 2018

The second month of spring was definitely a good one for the hospitality industry of Europe. Hotels across the region managed to increase their profit per room by fantastic 18.9%.... Read further

New Initiatives of W Hotels for LGBTQ Travelers

W Hotels want to underline that they are glad to serve all travelers, so the hotelier decided to prepare a series of travel guides developed particularly for LGBTQ+ travelers from... Read further

Plastic Straws and Cocktail Sticks are Banned in Scandic Hotels

Scandic Hotels, the absolute leader on the Nordic hotel market, has announced the ban on the use of plastic straws and cocktail sticks in all hotels owned and managed by the group. This is... Read further

Visit Scotland Encourages Travelers to Visit it by Train

Visit Scotland organization continues a number of promotional activities to attract more visitors to the Scottish Borders. This summer, it offers travelers to attend the unique Common... Read further

Hotels in Europe Enjoy Higher Occupancy in April 2018

European hotel industry had a successful second month of spring and reached increases in all the three key metrics. The latest data by STR Global throws the light upon the hospitality... Read further

Top 10 European Destinations of 2018 Revealed

Lonely Planet has revealed its traditional list of the best places to visit in Europe this year. The popular ranking always includes interesting destinations and little-discovered places... Read further

The Only Christian Louboutin Nail Bar in the World Opens at a Paris Hotel

Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris knows how to please its fashionista guests. Soon the hotel will open the one and only Christian Louboutin pop up nail bar in the world. The official launch... Read further

Arrivals into Asia Pacific Countries Set a New Record in 2017

Asia Pacific countries become increasingly popular with travelers, and the latest statistic data provided by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) only proves that. Last year,... Read further

Top 10 Schengen Countries of 2017 Revealed

The Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission has published interesting information regarding the number of short-term Schengen visas issued by the European Union countries. As... Read further

InterContinental Opens a Hotel in Sofia

InterContinental has finally marked the company’s debut in Bulgaria by opening a 194-room hotel, including 27 club rooms and 37 suites. This is also the seventh hotel by the brand in... Read further

Ten Times More Chinese Tourists Visit Greece

It is not a secret that China is the largest source market for inbound tourism in the world, and the recent China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market event in Beijing only proved that.... Read further

European Hotels Enjoy Higher Profits in March

The beginning of spring was really good for hotels across Europe as they managed to reach the growth of profit per room of 0.7% if compared to the same period of the previous year. The... Read further

Martinez Hotel in Cannes is Finally Open Again

Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, Hyatt Hotels reopened the iconic Hotel Martinez. The property, which is a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, has undergone a major... Read further

Vietnam Welcomes a Record Number of Travelers in First Four Months of 2018

The beginning of this year has been exceptionally good for the hospitality industry of Vietnam. Within just four months of 2018, the country welcomed as many as 5.5 million foreign guests.... Read further

Main European Tourism Trends 2018

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has revealed the main tourism trends of the European Union in its latest report. The document was prepared together with the European... Read further

Hotels in the UAE Prepare for Tough Times

Hotels in the United Arab Emirates are soon to have tough times as a challenging period becomes closer and closer. With the holy month of Ramadan and summer approaching, it will be harder... Read further

Chinese Travelers Switch to Domestic Trips

Hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, or Macau are sure to have even higher profits as there has been a decent shift in preferences of Chinese travelers. China is not only the biggest outbound... Read further

The Most Expensive Business Destinations in Asia are Revealed

Business travel is an inevitable part of the working process in any large organization. While many employees treat business travel as a necessity and a part of their responsibilities, many... Read further

Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah Enjoy Higher Occupancy

Ras Al Khaimah hotels definitely enjoy higher profits these days as the emirate’s occupancy keeps rising. According to the newest data published by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development... Read further

Best Western to Launch a Stylish Hotel in Vung Tau, Vietnam

Best Western has announced their plans to expands its Vietnamese portfolio by opening a stylish beach resort in one of the most developing and up-and-coming destinations in the country. The... Read further

Radisson Now Manages Palazzo Montemartini Hotel in Rome

One of the most fabulous historical hotels in Rome, Palazzo Montemartini, joins Radisson Collection and, therefore, will be managed by the Radisson Hotel Group. The announcement has already... Read further

London Hotels Have Fewer Guests from China and North America

As pound exchange rate keeps strengthening against the US dollar and Chinese yuan, London hotels serve fewer travelers from these regions. UK vacations become more expensive for tourists... Read further

An Unusual Hotel on a Tulip Field Opens near Amsterdam

Have you ever dreamt of waking up in the middle of a tulip field and smell the fabulous blooming flowers? This spring, an unusual hotel near Amsterdam offers this one-of-a-kind... Read further

The Most Romantic Hotels in Paris are Revealed

Paris is always present and even often leading in the lists of the most romantic cities in the world. Indeed, the City of Love and Romance is one of the best places in the world for an... Read further

Cologne Hotels Enjoy More Visitors Thanks to Events and Congresses

Cologne is a popular destination for business travelers, so events and conferences are very important for the city. The recent study commissioned by the Cologne Convention Bureau... Read further

The First Atlantis Resort Hotel in Hainan, China, is Finally Open

The Chinese city of Hainan now has another great destination for all leisure tourists, the first Atlantis resort in the whole country. Atlantis Sanya has been accepting guests since... Read further

Strong Results of European Hotels

Hotels in many European destinations had a powerful start of the year in January, and many of them managed to keep their results high in February as well. The average increase in... Read further

India News: The Country Promotes Its Medical Tourism and Marriott Celebrates an Important Milestone

Without a doubt, India is not only an important source travel market and an emerging tourist destination. The country is in constant attempts to promote itself as a perfect destination for... Read further

Radisson to Open 2 More Hotels in Saudi Arabia

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of two new hotels in Saudi Arabia. Both the properties will be operating under the Park Inn by Radisson brand, a popular hotel brand in the... Read further

Almost 3 Million Tourists Visited Turkey in January-February 2018

2018 only prove that. Recently, Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry published data regarding the total number of visitors to the country in the first two months of 2018. According to this... Read further

Economic Contribution of the Travel Industry will Double in India in 10 Years

It is not a secret that the Travel and Tourism industry has an important role in the global economy and economies of countries in particular. According to the information provided by World... Read further

Japan’s Tourism Sector Provides 4.2 Million Jobs

When we talk about tourism and its impact on the economy of a certain country, most people immediately think of hotels. Indeed, results of hotels’ business activities are relatively... Read further

Hotels in Munich and London Post Declines in February 2018

One of the most popular travel destinations in Germany, Munich, didn’t have a powerful start of the year. February results indicate declines in all most popular metrics. The... Read further

Park Inn to Open a Hotel in Vilnius Airport

The Park Inn comes to Lithuania with its brand new project – a hotel in Vilnius Airport. Named the Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius International Airport Hotel, the new hotel is set to... Read further

Another Successful Year for British Tourism

Last year was definitely a great one for hotels in the UK. They managed to set a record in terms of international arrivals to the country that added 4.6% to 40.3 million in total. That... Read further

Hotels in The Hague Enjoy More MICE Visitors

The Hague hotels were definitely enjoying more visitors last year as the city becomes an increasingly more popular destination for all kinds of meetings and conferences. The latest report... Read further

New Breakfasts at Aloft Hotels

Marriott International has announced the launch of brand new breakfasts at Aloft Hotels. Named Re:fuel, the brand new program is aimed to provide guests with delicious and nutritious... Read further

Ambitious Plans of Nobu Hotels

Nobu Hospitality has revealed their ambitious plans to open more hotels next year. In total, the hotelier plans to have as many as 20 Nobu-branded properties in their portfolio by 2020. The... Read further

One Star Hotel in London is Open

A very unusual hotel has appeared in London, the UK, and it will certainly appeal to all fans of anti-luxury. While many travelers search for high-class accommodation with exceptional... Read further

Top European Cities in 2017 are Revealed

All in all, 2017 was a positive year for the European tourism industry. According to the information provided by ECM (European Cities Marketing), the tourism in the region added... Read further

Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta Stops Using Plastic Straws

The EU is about to issue a new law that bans all kinds of single-use plastic. While this law is expected to appear before summer, Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta made a step forward and... Read further

Hotels in the UK Experience Problems in January 2018

The start of the year was definitely not easy for hotels in the UK. Raising cots, especially in payroll, eliminated all hopes for hotels of the region and led them to declines in profit.... Read further

Strong Results of European Hotel Industry in January 2018

The beginning of this year was quite solid for the hotel industry of the region. Some destinations, such as Greece, managed to post amazing results that are on par with their pre-recession... Read further

Best Cities for Millennials: 2018 Results

It is not a secret that millennials love to travel, and many of them would like to live in another city or even another country. A new large study might be helpful for these people as it... Read further

First Niu Hotel in Essen is Finally Open

Novum Hospitality has announced the opening of its first Niu-branded hotel in Essen, Germany. The hotel, which has 146 guest rooms in three categories, features unique and clever design... Read further

Business Travelers Actually Like to Travel

For many of us, a possibility of a business trip doesn’t sound very exciting, but the recent survey proves that the majority of people enjoy it. According to a new study conducted by... Read further

Thai Hotel Plans to a Become Single-Use Plastic Free Venue

These days, more and more companies understand how harmful plastic is for the environment. That is particularly true about single-use plastic and plastic packaging that millions of people... Read further

The UK Enjoys More Visitors from China

The UK is even more popular with tourists from China. There was a steady growth in 2017, and the country is going to welcome even more visitors who come to the UK during their Chinese New... Read further

Singapore Tourism Sets a New Record in 2017

Last year was exceptionally great for hotels in Singapore and the tourism sector in general. For the second year in a row, the number of foreign visitors was growing. Moreover, tourists... Read further

Vacation is Named the Most Sought after Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is approaching and while many think about typical chocolate or flowers as a gift, the survey shows that this is not what many would like to get. The survey conducted... Read further

Ronaldo Starts Global Expansion with a Hotel in Marrakesh

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t want to limit himself to the sport and advertising contracts and has decided to become a hotelier. Ronaldo has made an agreement... Read further

A Record Year for Hotels in Cyprus

The Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) has published the island’s results for 2017. According to it, Cyprus enjoyed a record year, reaching the growth in the number of tourist... Read further

Marriott Encourages Its Guests to Consume Less Plastic

Marriott International has a range of initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of hotels on the environment. This time, the company’s brand, Element Hotels, launched a new program... Read further

W Hotels Come to Osaka, Japan

W Hotels Worldwide will finally mark their presence in the vibrant Japanese city of Osaka. One more hotel by the famous brand in the Land of the Rising Sun is set to open in 2021. The... Read further

PGA Catalunya Hotel near Girona Wins the No.1 Golf Course in Spain Title

PGA Catalunya Resort not far from Girona, Spain, was again named the best golf course in the country according to the latest ranking provided by top100golfcourses. The Stadium layout was... Read further

More Tourists from Germany and Spain Prefer to Travel to the UK

While more and more foreign tourists prefer to visit continental Europe, German and Spanish tourists spend their euro outside the continent – in the UK. London hotels were not the only... Read further

Finn Travelers Name Their Most Favorite Destinations

To celebrate the opening of the largest travel-related trade fair in Finland, Matka Nordic Travel Fair, the organizing company conducted a large survey among Finn tourists, asking them... Read further

Marriott Adds 470 New Hotels to Its Portfolio

Marriott International added as many as 470 new hotels to its portfolio last year. The famous hotelier announced its most successful deal in the history of the company outside North... Read further

Osaka, Japan, Welcomed a Record Number of Tourists in 2017

Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau revealed positive news about the tourist arrivals to the city. It turned out that 2017 was a milestone year for one of the most famous prefectures in... Read further

A Report Unveils How Millennials Choose Their Travel Destinations

What are the main driving factors when choosing a destination for the next vacation? Different age groups may have different priorities and motivations, but many would still name such... Read further

Holiday Inn Opens a Hotel in Warsaw

IHG has strengthened its presence in the capital of Poland by opening Holiday Inn Hotel in Warsaw City Center. That is the 6th property by the famous hotel brand in Poland. The 256-room... Read further

International Tourist Arrivals Set a New Record in 2017

World Tourism Organization announced freshest data about the international tourism results of 2017. Having carefully gathered and calculated the data provided by different regions of the... Read further

The Czech Republic Promotes Bicycle Travel in the Country

The country’s tourism bureau, CzechTourism, announced their partnership with popular vlogger Brain Cox. Together, they will promote bike tourism in the Czech Republic. Cox made a ride... Read further

Taipei Sky Tower to Get Two Hyatt Hotels

A new glorious landmark of Taipei, Taipei Sky Tower, is definitely one of the most anticipated developments in the city. Located in the prime district of Xinyi near Taipei 101, this... Read further

Dubai Vacation Can End Up in Jail Because of the UAE Cybercrime Law

These days, many travelers think of leaving their usual places and enjoy a vacation in the warm and hospitable UAE. While selecting a suitable hotel in Dubai, it is also advisable to check... Read further

Accor Brings its 25hours Hotel Brand to the Middle East

Famous European hotelier, AccorHotels, and Dubai World Trade Centre LLC are to open the first 25hours Hotels branded property outside Europe. 25hours hotel in Dubai is the first attempt to... Read further

DIY Breakfasts at a Hotel Near Bath, England

The Pig Hotel and Restaurant near Bath, the UK, offers an unusual experience for its guests. The hotel decided to turn breakfasts into an exciting pastime that will be sure not forgotten... Read further

Hilton Announces New Guest Room Technologies

Technology comes to all aspects of human lives, and hotels are no exception. In their attempts to keep in touch with newest trends and make guests even more satisfied, hotel companies... Read further

Madrid Hotels Enjoy More Visitors in 2017

After a period of low popularity, Spain returned back on track in 2017, and its hotel market became one of the hottest across Europe. Hotel operators enjoyed high occupancy during the year,... Read further

Football Star Christiano Ronaldo Becomes a Hotelier

The wealthiest football player in the world, Christiano Ronaldo has revealed his plans to open a hotel chain. Two properties have already been announced. The new hotel chain will have a... Read further

Thailand Welcomed 1 Million Tourists from the United States in 2017

This year, Thailand tourism industry has reached an important milestone – 1 million of tourists from the United States. In order to celebrate this achievement, the country’s... Read further

Japanese, Chinese, and Australian Travelers Share Their Preferences

Expedia Media Solutions has recently published a very interesting report concerning the preferences and motivations of travelers from Australia, China, and Japan. To make it more... Read further

Nomura Launches a New Hotel Brand – Nohga Hotels

Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. together with Nomura Real Estate Hotels Co. Ltd. have announced the creation of a new hotel brand, Nohga hotels. The first hotel in Ueno, Tokyo, will... Read further

Emerging Destinations in Romania Attract More Visitors

Many countries from the former Communist bloc find it hard to keep up with the rest of Europe in terms of tourism and attractiveness for modern travelers. That is one of the reasons why not... Read further

Boutique Hotels Trends 2018

While world leading hospitality companies compete in terms of the number of hotels and offer quality but standardized services, boutique hotels are a wonderful way to experience... Read further

Europeans Choose Golf Holidays

Golf holidays have become increasingly popular in Europe, and European travelers are ready to pay more for them. That is the result of the newest report prepared by Sports Marketing Surveys... Read further

Hard Rock Opens a Hotel in Davos

Hard Rock Hotels has finally opened its first hotel in Continental Europe, Hard Rock Hotel Davos. The opening of a hotel in the Swiss Alps is, without a doubt, a significant milestone for... Read further

Malta Celebrates 2 Million Tourism Mark

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has revealed the latest information about the inbound tourism to the Maltese Islands. According to the October 2017 data provided by the National... Read further

Singapore Hotels Launch Work for a Stay Programme

15 hotels in Singapore offer a very interesting new program for everyone. Singapore Hotel Association together with the Singapore Tourism Board invite interested people to participate in a... Read further

Hong Kong Offers Spectacular Light Shows During the Holiday Season

As December has started and the holiday season approaches, many cities around the world try to change their look and offer something special for local people and travelers. Hong Kong is no... Read further

Hyatt Reveals Its Ambitions Plans About Development in China

Hyatt Hotels plans to put much effort into the development of its select-service hotels in China. Currently, the company has seven hotels in the country, but Hyatt aims to have as many as... Read further

Performance of European Hotel Industry in 2017

The year is not over yet, but it is already clear that 2017 is going to be a year of growth for hotels in Europe. The latest edition of the quarterly report by ECM-MKG Destinations... Read further

Tourists From Finland Are in Love with Thailand

Thailand keeps the leadership as the most popular vacation destination with the Finns. This information has been published by the Association of Finnish Travel Agents AFTA recently. The... Read further

Hotels in the Middle East Become Increasingly Popular with Indian Travelers

Hotels in the GCC region (Gulf Cooperation Council) become increasingly popular with Indian travelers. According to the newest report by Colliers International, as many as nine... Read further

The Largest Wyndham Garden Hotel Starts Working in Bahrain

The main idea behind the Windham Garden brand is to let travelers relax and enjoy a trouble-free stay. The brand is developing actively, and so the world’s largest Windham Garden... Read further

Independent Travel to Hong Kong is on the Rise

Hong Kong has become the 10th destination in the world and the 3rd in Asia in terms of total outbound spending. According to the UNWTO Tourism Barometer, in 2016, this metric reached... Read further

Average Results of Hotels in London and Munich in October

October was definitely not the best month for hotels in London as they posted primarily mixed results. The preliminary data by STR Global shows that despite the growing average daily rate,... Read further

The Performance of Hotels in Europe is Above the Prerecession Level

According to the newest data provided by STR Global, Europe’s hotel industry is performing well despite a series of challenges. The occupancy for the period of January to September is... Read further

Marriott Opens Residence Inn Hotel in Aberdeen

Marriott International has added a new European property to its hotel portfolio. This time, it’s a hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland. Operating under the Residence Inn brand, the hotel... Read further

Hotels in Poland Post Growth in 2017

Poland has one of the fastest developing hospitality industries in whole Europe. The number of categorized hotels has increased significantly this year and is currently exceeding 2700. Many... Read further

New Golf Opportunities for Guests of Dubai

Now tourists, who plan to make a vacation in Dubai, can enjoy premium golf experience without ruining their budgets. The Track Meydan, a true Dubai gem, has launched a new program, the... Read further

London is The Top City for International Spending in Europe

The newest report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) named “Europe City Travel & Tourism Impact” reveals some interesting information about the impact of the... Read further

An Underwater Hotel May Appear in Eilat

The Eilat municipality has approved a very unusual project – an underwater hotel developed by architect Daniel Libeskind. This is a truly futuristic building that offers something we... Read further

Radisson Blu Reveals Its Best Hotels in 2017

Radisson Blu is, definitely, one of the most famous hotel brands in the world with an army of devotees from different parts of the world. The hotels by this brand are present in all... Read further

Catalan Independence Shrinks Revenues of Barcelona Hotels

Spain is currently passing through a tough period as one of its regions, Catalonia, has proclaimed independence. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, has always been one of the most popular... Read further

All Main Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations are in Asia

According to the information provided by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), ten fastest growing tourist cities in the world are all located in Asia. Chinese cities are on... Read further

Hotels in Asia Pacific Region Enjoy Increased Bookings in 2017

According to the newest data published by Tourico Holidays, Asia Pacific hotel bookings have grown significantly this year. The increase estimates 93% compared to the same period in... Read further

The Best Destinations for 2018 Announced

Lonely Planet has published its version of the rating featuring the hottest travel destinations of the world in 2018. According to the travel guide, these destinations should appear in wish... Read further

Hotels in Oman Welcome the Opening of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

On October 10, The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre celebrated its first anniversary in business. Now, it’s clear to say that the venue had a powerful and successful start. The... Read further

The Largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe Opens in Germany

InterContinental Group will soon open the biggest Holiday Inn Express hotel in Germany and in whole Europe. This Cologne hotel will have 323 guest rooms and will be, according to the... Read further

Visitors from North America Invade London Hotels

Hotels in London have their booking levels kept high because of visitors from many countries of the world, and the US and Canada are among the best performing source markets for the popular... Read further

W Opens Hotel in Rome in 2021

W Hotels Worldwide announced its plans regarding the opening of W hotel in Rome. It will be the first time the iconic W brand appears not only in the city but in Italy in general. Developed... Read further

Top 10 Cities Ideal for a Weekend

A new study revealed the best cities in the world to spend a weekend in. Out of 100 cities in the list, European destinations dominate in the rank. Actually, New York is the only... Read further

Fewer Chinese Tourists Visit Europe

Last year, the international travel was growing at a fast pace, and China was one of the biggest reasons for that with a fantastic increase of 13%. The country has only improved its... Read further

British Tourist in Dubai Faces 1 Year in Prison Over a £20 Note

Dubai may look like a perfect vacation destination because of excellent infrastructure, wonderful shopping, and gorgeous Dubai hotels. However, a paradise like holiday can turn into a... Read further

First Self-Flying Taxi Launches in Dubai

Dubai is an ever popular tourist and shopping destination. Numerous travelers arrive in the emirate to visit multiple places of attraction, superb malls, and stay in magnificent Dubai... Read further

Istanbul Hotel Gets 007 James Bond Inspired Look

If you plan a visit to Istanbul and are a fan of Ian Fleming or James Bond movies, think no more and book a room at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah that got a special look to celebrate the... Read further

2018 Food & Beverage Trends

Dining is an essential part of staying at any hotel. However, usual restaurants at hotels slowly lose their popularity as these days travelers crave for something new. Innovative and even... Read further

Inbound Tourism in the UK Sets a New Record in July 2017

There’s nothing new in the fact that travel industry of the United Kingdom is in full bloom, but the newest information shows that it actually set a new record this summer. According... Read further

Top 3 Shopping Destinations Revealed

Bangkok, London, and Paris are the world’s top three destinations according to Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. The new version of the annual report was released earlier... Read further

Spanish Hotels Bust Food Poisoning Scam

Hotels in Mallorca can now work safely without being constantly nervous about possible food poisoning accusations. The police arrested a group of British fraudsters who faked food poisoning... Read further

Nobu Comes to Barcelona

The luxury lifestyle brand Nobu Hotels, which specializes in finest culinary and premium accommodation, announced the expansion of its European portfolio. The renowned brand will open a... Read further

New Swiss Menu at Mövenpick Hotels

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts prepared something new for their clients. The internationally famous hotel chain showed its creative side by offering an upgraded menu inspired by Swiss cuisine.... Read further

Cornwall and Devon Lose Their Ranks as the Best Seaside Destinations in the UK

This month, the best and most suitable seaside destinations for staycation holidays were revealed in the UK. Surprisingly, such popular locations as Cornwall and Devon were not on the top... Read further

Fairy Tale Hotel for Families in Switzerland

A young Swiss couple decided to step into the hospitality business and offer something new for tourists with children. The Märchenhotel Bellevue in Glarus Süd (Switzerland) offers... Read further

The Most Dangerous Countries for Travelers Revealed

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its traditional annual report “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report”. In the paper, there is a list of the most dangerous... Read further

Hotels in the UK Enjoy Record RevPAR Growth in July 2017

The middle month of summer brought only positive results for hotels in the UK. They were able to maintain their successful performance and even enjoy the growth of revenue per available... Read further

Best Western Hotels & Resorts to Launch a Hotel on Phu Quoc Island

The magnificent island of Phu Quoc, which is located on the South Coast of Vietnam, is a true gem and a stunning tropical destination that travelers are recommended to pay attention to.... Read further

Abu Dhabi Opens Its Own Louvre

If you have always been thinking about traveling to Abu Dhabi, here is one more reason to start planning a vacation. The popular tourist destination now has one more landmark – a... Read further

Anti-terrorism Travel is a New Trend in Israel

Israel has come up with something really new for travelers who seek unusual experiences. The country will soon offer “anti-terrorism” packages for travelers who visit the... Read further

The Building of the Largest Hotel in the World Resumes

Saudi Arabia has many ambitious plans regarding its hospitality industry, and the building of a 10,000-room hotel is on that list. The mega hotel, which can become the biggest hotel in the... Read further

Growing Demand Speeds Up Hospitality Sector of Japan

Japan has always been a popular tourist destination, but as it will be the host country for Olympics 2020, the demand is growing faster than usual. Most international and local chains... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Growth in July 2017

The hospitality industry of Europe has another successful month this summer, and July 2017 results only prove the positive dynamics. The year-on-year data shows that local hotels managed to... Read further

Hard Rock Hotels Come to Davos at the End of the Year

Hard Rock Hotels International decided to expand their European portfolio and strengthen presence in the Swiss Alps by opening a hotel in Davos. Launched in collaboration with International... Read further

Positive July Results for Hotels in London and Berlin

The second month of summer was successful for many destinations across Europe, and such important gateway cities as London and Berlin are no exception. The renowned European capitals... Read further

An Unusual Cave Bar Opens at a Hotel in Jerusalem

Villa Brown Jerusalem, a newly opened 24-room boutique hotel, offers something new for its guests. The old basement of the once a private residence house was transformed into a cave bar.... Read further

IHG to Open Hotels in Bintan, Indonesia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced its debut in Bintan, Indonesia. These will be Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach and Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach. Both the... Read further

St. Peter’s Square in Manchester to Get a 300-key Hotel and a Large Apart-hotel

In their attempt to revamp the look of the city skyline, Manchester council made a series of decisions regarding the demolishing of old buildings and replacing them with new ones. The... Read further

Hilton Garden Inn Brand Will Get an Upgrade

Hilton Garden Inn will be updated, and the brand has already got six new prototypes. It’s a serious revamp for the hotel brand that was launched 25 years ago. The changes concern not... Read further

New Cancellation Policy by IHG

In line with the recent changes in the industry, IHG also decided to change their cancellation policy. Starting from July (August or September in some locations) all clients of IHG... Read further

Tourism in Israel Has Strong Potential for Growth

The hospitality sector of Israel had a stable performance last year and is expected to keep growing in future because of the increasing incoming tourism. This information is present in the... Read further

Hotels in Budapest Post Highest Profit Across Europe in June 2017

The first month of summer was positive for the European hospitality industry in general. Local hotels managed to boost their GOPPAR (gross operating profit per available room) by... Read further

Europe Plans Matchmaking to Get More Tourists from China and the USA

The EU is interested in developing its hospitality industry in order to get more tourists, especially from such large outbound markets as China and the United States. For this purpose, the... Read further

Hotels in London Enjoy Growth While Munich Hotels Suffer in June 2017

Hotels in London had a positive month as they managed to improve nearly all main metrics in June 2017. The year-on-year data provided by STR shows a definite positive shift, which has... Read further

European Hotel Industry Grows in Q2 2017

The second quarter of 2017 was a successful one for the hospitality industry of Europe. Hotels across the region managed to improve their main metrics and reach the growth of RevPAR... Read further

Iran to Get a Giant Winter Resort

For many travelers, Iran is a desert country in the Middle East, but soon a large winter recreation hub is to appear there. Located on a southern Iranian island, this resort is already... Read further

Hotels in Paris Welcome the Decision of City Council to Force Airbnb Registration

It’s not a secret for anyone that apartment rental services like Airbnb have become a real problem for hotel chains in recent years. The most visited city in the world, Paris, is no... Read further

Hôtel de Crillon in Paris Reopens After a Four-Year Restoration

One of the most iconic hotels in Paris, Hôtel de Crillon, is finally open after an extensive renovation that lasted as long as four years. The cost of all restoration works is more than... Read further

China Sentences Australian Employees of Crown Resorts

Shanghai court sentenced three Australians who worked at Crown Resorts to less than a year each for illegal promotion of gambling. Thirteen more employees, 12 Chinese and 1 Malaysian, will... Read further

A Hotel in Hyderabad Refused to Provide a Room for a Solo Female

The story of a solo female traveler who was refused to check-in has become viral online, especially in Indian internet as this story happened in the southern city of Hyderabad. A local... Read further

The Ritz-Carlton to Offer Yacht Cruises

The Ritz-Carlton announced the entry to a new area for the famous hotelier – it will provide travelers with luxury yachting and cruise services. The hotel company plans to build and... Read further

IHG Reveals More Information About the Midscale Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will belong to the midscale category. The new brand will offer nearly same functionality... Read further

All-inclusive Hotels Refuse to Serve British Travelers Because of Fake Claims

A significant rise of fake food poisoning claims from British travelers may result in banning them from all-inclusive hotel chains. British holiday companies have reported the increased... Read further

30 Million Chinese Plan to Travel Abroad in Summer

As many as 30 million Chinese travelers plan to make vacations abroad during July and August 2017. This data was revealed by Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, after a... Read further

The Ancient City of Bagan Turns Into an Emerging Destination

Bagan, one of the most impressive tourist destinations in Myanmar, is slowly turning into a popular destination. The city was not well-known to travelers even several years ago despite rich... Read further

Weird Ice Cream is a Dessert Trend This Summer

The all-time favorite street dessert, ice cream, has always been on the menus of hotel restaurants. It seems that we have seen all flavors and fillings possible, but the imagination of... Read further

New Hotels Might be Banned in Venice

Venice, an internationally popular tourist destination, might prohibit the opening of new hotels in future. At least, that’s the idea of the city authorities that have been active... Read further

Lionel Messi Became a Hotel Owner

Internationally prominent football star, Lionel Messi, decided to step into the hotel business. The Barcelona FC star purchased a hotel in Sitges, a charming beach town not far away from... Read further

Rising Costs Makes Hamburg Hotels Struggle While Hotels in Paris are in Bloom

Hamburg hotels experience a serious decline in profit per room of 5.2% because of constantly growing costs. This information is provided in the final results for April 2017 by HotStats.... Read further

Resorts World Hotel in Manila is Closed After Gunfire

Resorts World Manila, a popular tourist complex in the capital of the Philippines, was closed after a tragic event. A lone gunman started making shots from a rifle and then set flame to... Read further

Hilton Encourages Guests to Gym

It’s not a secret that many hotel guests do not work out while away from home simply because they do not want to find out where the gym is and then go there. At Hilton, you... Read further

Hotels in Northern Ireland Ask Protection Because of Brexit

Hospitality industry of Northern Ireland, which is worth more than £1 billion, is asking protection and a special status after Brexit. That includes the right for citizens of the... Read further

Hotel Design Trends 2017

It may sound odd for travelers, but the look of hotels is also not fixed and it tends to change every year or even season. At least, MatchLine Design Group is sure in that, and so the... Read further

Radisson Blu Reduces Ecological Footprint of Meeting Facilities

Carlson Rezidor Group announced new environment-friendly initiatives for its Radisson Blu brand. From now, all meeting facilities in hotels by this brand will be carbon-free. Radisson Blu... Read further

Old War Building in London to be Turned into a Hotel

The legendary Old War Office building that is located in Whitehall is to be transformed into a hotel. The complex, which will have a luxury hotel and deluxe residences, will be launched by... Read further

Hotels in Edinburgh Enjoy Increased Profit Thanks to a Series of Events

April was incredibly successful for hotels in Edinburgh that managed to increase their profit per room by a fantastic 52.2%. This became possible because of a series of events that... Read further

Empty Prisons in the Netherlands to Be Turned into Hotels

In many countries, like the United States, overcrowding of prisons is often a problem, but that doesn’t’ apply to the Netherlands. Actually, many prisons in this country are so... Read further

The Future of the Princess Brand in China

The Bangkok-based hotelier Dusit International is serious about promoting its Princess brand in China. In order to increase expansion on the market, the Thai hotel company has concluded a... Read further

W Hotel in Barcelona Renovates All Guest Rooms

If you are planning to make a vacation in Barcelona, but do not know what hotel to book, take a look at the recently reopened W Barcelona. During the multi-million euro renovation, all 473... Read further

Glorious Results of Hotels in Berlin in May 2017

According to the preliminary data for May published by STR Global, the last month was profitable for hotels in Berlin. They managed to improve all main metrics and increase RevPAR by... Read further

New Artificial Islands in Dubai Could be Ready by 2020

Dubai Holding has revealed its plans regarding one more ambitious project – the famous investment company is planning to finish another set of man-made islands by 2020. The building of... Read further

Hotels in Thailand Serve More Chinese Visitors Thanks to Krabi Airport

Krabi International Airport, Thailand, has increased its capacity. Last year, the airport reached a new record and served two million passengers. The total amount of receipts reached... Read further

TED-Style Workshops at Marriott Hotels in Europe

The European branch of the famous hotelier announced the launch of a series of workshops for its guests, which will be made in TED style. TED Talks is a partner of Marriott, so it was... Read further

Employees of Aldon Hotel in Berlin Allegedly Stole €1 Million

One of the most famous hotels in Berlin, Hotel Aldon by Kempinski, has started an investigation against its own employees. The employees are accused of selling drinks and items that were... Read further

London Canary Wharf – A New Hot Spot on London Map

If you’re planning to visit London this summer and do not know where to stay, take a look at the newly opened Novotel London Canary Wharf. The 39-storey hotel has much to offer to its... Read further

Japanese Brand Muji Comes to China

Muji Hotels announced the expansion of the brand to China in order to pursue the potential of the rapidly developing market. The announcement has drawn much attention in the Chinese media.... Read further

London Hotels to Have a Strong Summer

Hotels in London do not seem to stop after a record first quarter of 2017. As there are several summer events that are likely to bring more tourists to the city, the UK capital is expected... Read further

Hotel Indigo Opens in Warsaw

InterContinental Group now has one more property in Warsaw, Hotel Indigo – Nowy Swiat. The hotel is conveniently open on Nowy Swiat or “New World” Street that is also one... Read further

A Challenging Decade for European Hotels

European hotel industry seems to be growing and improving its performance through years, however, a detailed report shows that many destinations face serious challenges. For example, hotels... Read further

Bristol and Bath Hotels Boost Their Rates For UEFA Final

As UEFA Champions League Final is approaching, hotels near Cardiff, the UK, try to benefit from the event and skyrocket their daily rates. For example, Bath and Bristol hotels have already... Read further

Newest Trends Shape F&B Industry

Hotel industry keeps changing to meet newest requirements and demands of modern travelers. Food and beverage are no exception. According to industry insiders, the days of four-course... Read further

Viceroy Hotel Group to Open a Hotel in Cocobay, Vietnam

Vietnam, an emerging travel destination in Southeast Asia, attracts not only travelers but also hotel companies from all over the world. As big investors come to lush Vietnam land, truly... Read further

Robotic Technologies for Hotels in China

Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology announced their plans to develop special robotic technologies for hotels. For this purpose, they... Read further

The Stafford Hotel in London Upgrades Its Suites and Restaurant

The Stafford London, an iconic boutique hotel in the heart of the UK’s capital, reopened its suites and restaurant after a multi-million dollar redesign.

The 11 carriage... Read further

The First Women-Run Hotel in Al Barsha, Dubai, is Announced

Time Hotels Management has announced its plan to open a hotel that will be almost completely run by women. The four-star hotel will be located in Al Barsha district in Dubai that is known... Read further

Optimistic April 2017 Results for Hotels in London

The second month of spring was also profitable for London hotels. They managed to increase their occupancy, average daily rate, and enjoy the growth of RevPAR of 10.3% to £119.40.... Read further

A Dramatic Drop of Revenue for Hotels in Munich in April 2017

April 2017 data provided by STR has brought some negative news for hotels in Munich, Germany. They experienced a truly dramatic decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) of... Read further

Moxy Expands in Japan

Moxy Hotels continue their expansion in Asia Pacific by announcing two more properties for Japan. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi will greet their first guests closer to the... Read further

Hotels in Berlin Increase Their Revenues in March 2017

The start of spring was very successful for hotels in Berlin. According to the data provided by HotStats, hotels in the capital of Germany managed to gain their revenues by 7.0%,... Read further

Q1 Results for Key Regions of the World

The new statistics regarding the Q1 performance of all key regions compared to the previous year is available by SRT. According to the data, hotels in Europe enjoy improvement of all the... Read further

Dorset to Get a Major Development

The British resort city of Dorset is to get a major facelift. It was reported that a new project worth £250 million has been approved for the city. The redevelopment project will be... Read further

Rooftop Restaurants Get Green-lighted in Dubai

Hotels in Dubai have finally got a permission to build bars and restaurants on the roofs of their buildings. Such a practice is internationally popular, but until now it was prohibited in... Read further

Upgraded F&B Offerings by Hilton Garden

Hilton Garden Inn announced the adjustment of its food and beverage program. The program will be changed in order to meet new requirements connected with current trends, including healthier... Read further

In-Room Streaming at Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has launched a new exciting feature for its guests, who now can enjoy personalized television streaming in their rooms. The streaming is available through the upgraded World of Hyatt... Read further

Viceroy Launches Resort Hotel in Kopaonik, Serbia

When it comes to selecting a ski resort in Europe, travelers usually think of the popular Alps, forgetting that there are many wonderful and no less picturesque resorts in the region.... Read further

Hotels in Brussels Post 5 Consecutive Months of Growth

The hospitality industry of the capital of Belgium seems to be back on track after a year of declines. Hotels in Brussels have posted already five consecutive months of occupancy growth.... Read further

Milestone Deal for Hilton Hotels in Sri Lanka

Hilton has signed a milestone deal with Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited. Together, the companies will open 6 Hilton hotels in Sri Lanka. These will be three hotels under the Hilton... Read further

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock is Open After 8 Years of Renovation

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock Resort, which is located on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, started accepting meeting and event reservations and will soon greet tourists. The iconic hotel of a... Read further

Hotel Industry of India to Lose Half of Revenues Due to Liquor Ban

The recent ban of the Indian government on the sale of alcohol in all shops, bars, and restaurants along national and state highways will seriously affect both food and beverage and... Read further

Thai Billionaire to Build a US$3.5 Billion Property in Bangkok

The richest man in Thailand, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has revealed his plans of investing US$3.5 billion into a mixed-use development in the central part of Bangkok. The complex will... Read further

Owner of Viagra Hotel was Forced to Change the Name

In a previous article, we told our readers about a creative owner of a hotel in Blackpool, the UK, who decided to change the name of his guesthouse into a Viagra hotel. Naturally, such a... Read further

Seibu Hotels to Launch an Affordable Hotel Brand

Seibu Hotels announced that it would launch a separate brand with lower price of guest rooms in 2019. The new hotel brand will target middle-income travelers, especially international... Read further

Starwood Forms a Joint Venture with a Chinese Developer

Starwood Capital Group announced the establishment of a hotel joint venture with Shimao Hotels & Resorts, a Chinese property developer with 20 hotels in the country with nearly 6,500 rooms.... Read further

Slowed but Continuous Growth of Hotels in Dublin

Hotels in Dublin keep showing continuous growth in profit per room, even though the metric is slowing down. In February 20017, the year-on-year growth estimated 4.5%. This is quite a... Read further

Hyatt Opens a Regency Hotel in Amsterdam

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has finally debuted with its Hyatt Regency brand in the capital of the Netherlands. Hyatt Regency Amsterdam has become the third hotel in the country, with the two... Read further

Hilton Opens Its First Curio Collection Hotel in Italy

La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort in Siena, Tuscany, has become the first Curio Collection by Hilton branded property in Italy. Once a small medieval village, nowadays it’s a prestigious... Read further

Hotels in Heathrow Have Smaller Profit Despite Record Number of Passengers

Heathrow Airport may be the biggest gateway of the country with a record 5.27 million passengers in February, but that couldn’t prevent hotels in Heathrow from shrinking RevPAR.... Read further

Marriott Updates Its Loyalty Program

Marriott International announced the addition of the PlacePass technology to its loyalty program. The metasearch platform is added to the upgraded profile in order to make it more... Read further

Accommodation for Glastonbury is Available for Rent

As the Glastonbury Festival approaches, more people search for possible accommodation. While the majority of visitors will seek budget-friendly options, luxury guests are welcome at a... Read further

New Campaign by Westin to Improve Sleep

Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a new program aimed at improving the quality of sleep of hotel guests. This time the famous hotelier partnered with the World Sleep Society. The... Read further

Rezidor Appoints a Female Hotel GM

The Rezidor Hotel Group has made a milestone step for its soon to open hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company has appointed the first female general manager in the industry. She will be... Read further

Almost Half a Billion International Tourists Visited the EU in 2016

The European Union has always been known as a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The number of tourist arrivals increases steadily, and the previous year was no... Read further

Hotel Eden in Rome is Open Again

A prominent hotel in Rome, Eden, is finally open after a renovation that lasted 18 months. The opening ceremony took place a few days ago at the hotel, which is located in the heart of Rome... Read further

Swiss Customs Take Away Artworks from a Luxury Hotel

The five-star Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has lost its collection artworks because of a tax scandal involving Swiss billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. The collection was seized... Read further

Trump Registers New Trademarks for Hospitality in China

China’s trademark office has green-lighted as many as 38 applications from U.S. President Donald Trump and his family regarding the registration of trademarks linked to the name... Read further

UNWTO Encourages to Protect Children in Tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network is dedicated to the theme of Child Protection. According to the company, governments should take a leading role in that and prevent the... Read further

Continuous Profit Growth of Barcelona Hotels

In 2016, the Catalan capital enjoyed the strong growth of profit, and the situation is seemed to continue in 2017. Hotels in Barcelona enjoyed a powerful start of the year, with January... Read further

Meliá Opens Two Projects in Palma de Mallorca

New hotels in Palma de Mallorca do not appear very often nowadays, so the opening of two projects is a significant event for Meliá Hotels International. The famous European hotelier was... Read further

New Japan Inspired Culinary at Aman Hotels

Aman Hotels and Resorts, a Singapore-based hotelier, has launched a new culinary concept named Nama, which continues traditions of Japanese cuisine.

The name Nama actually... Read further

Extensive Expansion of Marriott in Europe

Marriott International has announced its ambitious plans regarding the company’s expansion in Europe by 2020. It looks like the hotelier considers Europe one of its major destinations... Read further

European Hospitality Industry is Expected to Grow in 2017-18

Rising popularity of the Mediterranean as a vacation destination, growing importance of Europe for business travelers and resilient economy of the region will help hotels increase their... Read further

A Blackpool Hotel Rebrands as Viagra Hotel

A hotel in the UK city of Blackpool has decided to attract more clients in quite an unusual way. It has rebranded as The Viagra Hotel. Locals reacted with outrage to the new name as... Read further

Movenpick Continues Its Expansion in Saudi Arabia

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts continues expanding its Middle East portfolio and announces the partnership with Karan Gulf Services. Together, the companies will open a hotel in the industrial... Read further

Hotels in Eastern Europe Add Value Faster Than the Rest of the Region

While Western Europe hospitality industry has to deal with ongoing complications, hotels in Eastern Europe benefit from increased room value, which reached the growth of fantastic 11%... Read further

Co-living Spaces in the New Millennial Brand by Ascott

The Ascott Limited, a Singapore-based hotelier, has started testing its new co-living space concept that is intended for its new millennial brand, Lyf.

The concept was... Read further

A Fire in a Chinese Hotel Kills 10

The Official Xinhua News reported about a devastating blaze in a hotel in the southeast of China. According to the data from the rescue teams, as many as 10 people were killed in the... Read further

Saudi Arabia to Get 30,000 New Hotel Rooms

Hospitality industry of Saudi Arabia is developing at a quick pace, and the country is expected to get as many as nearly 30,000 hotel rooms this year. According to the study “Saudi... Read further

Travellers Visit Fewer Websites Before Booking

A recent study by Fuel Travel has shown that nowadays leisure travellers visit fewer websites before making their choice. Actually, the average number of unique websites is just 4.4 and... Read further

Nearly 1,800 Hotel Companies in the UK Might Be Affected by Brexit

The approaching Brexit might become a real trouble to the hotel industry of the country. According to Moore Stephens, a UK based accountancy, as many as 1,800 hospitality companies in the... Read further

Food Sherpa Tours at ITC Hotels of India

Travellers, who plan to visit India, can learn more about its cuisine with a new program by ITC Hotels of India. The hotelier encouraged its chefs participate in the “food Sherpa... Read further

Hilton Celebrates the 100,000 Rooms Milestone in EMEA

During International Investment Forum in Berlin, Hilton has announced a very important milestone – the company has reached the mark of 100,000 rooms in Europe, the Middle East and... Read further

Dubai Gets First Legoland Hotel in MENA

The Middle East and North Africa region will get the first Lego branded hotel. It will be located in Dubai and will be developed by two famous companies, DXB Entertainments (a Dubai... Read further

Samui Becomes a Year-Round Destination

The expansion of capacity of Bangkok Airlines together with the opening of the second airport in the country, Surat Thani, has been a game changer for the tourism industry of the country.... Read further

Positive Performance of European Hotels in January 2017

Start of the year became optimistic for hotels in Europe as they managed to reach growth of all the three main metrics. In January 2017, hotels across Europe added 5.1% to occupancy,... Read further

Hard Rock Comes to Malta

Hard Rock International will finally open its third hotel in Europe. After debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife, a resort by the legendary Hard Rock brand is set to open in Malta. The resort will... Read further

Glorious Future of Wellness Industry

Wellness is one of the fastest growing industries. In just a few years it managed to add tremendous 10.6%. In 2013-2015 wellness grew up to US$3.72 trillion. What’s even more... Read further

New Hotel Brand by UAE Developer – Form Hotels

Smartotels Hospitality International, a UAE-based developer, announced the launch of a new hotel brand – Form Hotels. This is going to be an upscale brand with unprecedented... Read further

New Initiative by Hotel Jen, Shangri-La

Hotel Jen, a brand that is a part of Shangri-La International Hotel Management family, has offered its new initiative named Night Light. The idea of the new campaign is to help all... Read further

Hyatt Churchill is Open After Renovation

Sir Winston Churchill is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent politicians in the history of mankind. The Britain’s prime minister has many fans, so it’s natural there is... Read further

Hotels in London are Angry over New ‘Bed Tax’

Hotels in London, especially budget ones, are angry because of a new initiative of a Greater London Assembly (GLA) to impose ‘bed tax’ to all the 2,100 hotels in the... Read further

Types of Asian Travellers

Technology company Sabre published its own survey regarding the development of travel industry in Asia Pacific. According to the company, the polarization of preferences made it possible to... Read further

London Hotels Report Growth in January 2017

Weaker British pound keeps helping the hospitality industry of the UK, allowing hotels in London enjoy a growth of RevPAR of 11.8% in January. Such a year-on-year growth was also... Read further

Japan Hotel Chain Replies They Could Remove Books About Nanjing Massacre

Last week we already told our readers about a scandal over books written by the president of a large Japanese hotel chain. As in these books the Nanjing Massacre in China was denied, they... Read further

Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam Gets New Electronic Door Locks

A popular hotel in the capital of the Netherlands, Sir Adam, decided to take security of its guests on the new level and installed new Saflok Quantum RFID, an electronic door lock system.... Read further

China Tourism Administration Urges Tour Operators to Boycott Japanese APA Group Hotels

China’s tourism administration encourages tour operators to remove hotels of a certain Japanese chain from their offers in order to response to the hotelier’s denial of the... Read further

Volvo to Become a Hotelier

Volvo Cars decided to try something totally new and open a boutique hotel. Located in the Swedish Mountains, Northern Sweden, the peaceful hotel will be operating together with Tablet... Read further

Madrid Hotels Enjoy Increased Profit in 2016

According to the 2016 data published by Hot Stats, hotels in Madrid managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 3.8%. Thanks to fairly strong... Read further

Bvlgari Hotel in Dubai Will Open Later This Year

The date of opening of the ultra-luxury Bvlgari hotel in Dubai was finally confirmed. The first and only hotel in Dubai, branded by the famous jewelry brand, will greet its first guests in... Read further

Hilton Launches New Hotel Brand

The Hilton portfolio has got one more hotel brand. Named Tapestry Collection, it has become the second collection brand by the internationally famous hotelier. The company hopes to attract... Read further

Hackers Lock Hotel Guests with Ransomware

Cyber security has become a hot topic these days, and not only governments or large companies, but also ordinary travellers can suffer from actions of hackers. Several unlucky guests of the... Read further

No More New Hotels in the City Centre of Barcelona

There has been a serious shift in the hospitality industry of Barcelona as the city voted to ban all new hotels in the historic centre. The second most popular city in Spain suffers from... Read further

Hilton to Open a Hotel in Blackpool in 2018

Next year, Hilton will mark its presence in Blackpool with the Hampton brand. The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with Create Developments (Blackpool) Limited.... Read further

Early 2017 Bookings Exceed The Previous Year

According to Tourico Holidays, an American wholesale travel brokerage company, this year has a chance to be more successful than 2016. Even early booking data from almost 80,000 hotels... Read further

Avalanche in Italy Kills Guests of a Mountain Hotel

Italy suffers again from an earthquake, and this time a luxury mountain hotel became a victim of the disaster. A powerful avalanche struck the hotel, leaving nearly 30 people under snow and... Read further

Hotels in the Capital of Myanmar Suffer From Empty Rooms

As a rule, hotels in capitals enjoy high occupancy, but that is something that hotels in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, can only dream of. According to reports, as many as 80% of... Read further

W Hotels to Debut in Budapest

Soon Marriott International, which is now the owner of W Hotels Worldwide, will introduce the W brand to Hungarian hospitality market. The famous brand will debut with a hotel in Budapest... Read further

Famous Hotel in Scotland Installs Rubber Roof to Protect the Building

The world renowned Old Course Hotel Golf Resort, an iconic hotel in St Andrews in Scotland, plans to install a rubber roof to protect the building from damage caused by golf balls.... Read further

First Advertising Campaign by Westin in 5 Years

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a new advertising campaign that became the first campaign of the hotelier in 5 years. The multi-million campaign is called Let’s Rise... Read further

New Wellness Plans of Edition Hotels

It’s not a secret that wellness has become a true international phenomenon, so hotels try to keep up with the trend and offer new improved services to make guest experience even more... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Positive Results of 2016

Last year was mostly positive for the hospitality industry of Europe. According to the 2016 data posted by STR, European hotels managed to improve all main metrics. The overall... Read further

Legendary Edificio Espana in Madrid to Get Renovated and Rebranded

One of the most iconic hotels in Madrid, Edificio Espana, which is located on central Plaza de Espana, will get a total touch up. The renovation will be performed by RIU Hotels & Resorts... Read further

Casino Approval in Japan Gives New Boost to Hotel Industry

According to the current 2020 goal of Japan, the country plans to double its visitors in coming years. The primary goal of 2016 – to attract 20 million foreign visitors – was... Read further

A 12th Century Castle Hotel Gets Upgraded

If you have ever dreamed of staying in a real medieval castle, the UK might be the best option. Many hotels in Ireland are open in real old castles. Ashford Castle is one of them. Built in... Read further

Hotels in Amsterdam Suffer From Falling Revenues

Amsterdam hotels had to experience a drop of profit of 5.9% in November 2016. This was caused by decline of RevPAR of 2.8%. Even though the occupancy remained flat for the month on... Read further

Element Gets Its Fitness Offers Upgraded

Marriott International announced upgraded fitness facilities for its Element Hotels brand. The upgraded fitness programs were developed together with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes. It was... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld Wants to Launch a Hotel Brand

The famous German designer who stands behind such iconic fashion houses as Chanel, Fendi and his own line, wants to spread his creative vision to hotels. This first stop is already known... Read further

Hotels in Munich Experience Decline in Revenues in December 2016

Hotels in one of the biggest cities in Germany, Munich, experienced not that positive result in December 2016. The end of the year brought the decline of RevPAR (revenue per available... Read further

Hilton Hotel in Prague is Sold

When searching a 5-star hotel in Prague, many luxury travelers preferred to stay at Hilton Prague Old Town. Indeed, this hotel in the Czech capital has become very popular with tourists due... Read further

Hotels in London Report Record Revenues in December 2016

The end of the year was the time of prosperity for hotels in the capital of the UK. According to the data published by STR Global, London hotels managed to reach a significant growth of... Read further

Main 2017 Trends in Wellness

Wellness has become an essential part of services offered by large hotels and resorts. The latest Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, gathered more than 500 experts from 46... Read further

Attention to Heritage at Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto

Kyoto remains one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. The city, which is protected by UNESCO, is a true gem of ancient architecture and culture. That is why when organizing a... Read further

Regent Opens an Urban Resort in Chongqing

Regent Hotels & Resorts has debuted on hotel market of Chongqing with its new concept of “urban resort”. Regent Chongqing started operating in December in the financial district... Read further

Japan Legalizes Casinos and Opens Doors for Big Hotel Projects

The parliament of Japan has finally legalized casinos in the country, thus ending a 15 years long dispute. This decision finally opens the door for big investors that are ready to open... Read further

New Wellness Hotel Brand by Rosewood

This spring, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will debut with a new hotel brand with wellness concept. Asaya will be presented during an opening event in April 2017 at the Rosewood hotel in... Read further

Claridge’s Will Get The Biggest Basement in Britain

The famous five-star hotel in London, Claridge’s on Mayfair, has received a permission to build what they call “the biggest basement in Britain”.

The... Read further

Hoi An, Vietnam, to Get a US$4 Billion Resort

The Vietnam port city of Hoi An will get a large resort complex that costs US$4 billion. Named as Hoiana, the project will be developed by joint venture partners, namely, VinaCapital,... Read further

Hyatt Place London in Heathrow Airport is Officially Open

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport is ready to serve its guests. This is the second Hyatt Place-branded hotel in London and the fifth in the UK in general. Managed by Cycas Hospitality,... Read further

European Hotels Enjoy Higher Occupancy in November 2016

November was a strong month for hotels in Europe as they managed to show the growth in the three key metrics. The occupancy reached the level of 70.3%, which is 4.2% higher than in... Read further

Six Senses Renovate Villas in Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

If you are seeking unforgettable beach rest in an exotic country, a vacation in a private villa in Vietnam might be exactly what you need. Six Senses Ninh Bay resort in Vietnam has just... Read further

Nightstand Bibles Lose Their Popularity

Religious materials and nightstand Bibles have been usual in so many hotels, especially in the United States. However, hotel owners tend to ditch holy books and offer more modern amenities... Read further

Amenities That Hotels Prefer to Get Rid Of

Hospitality industry develops just like everything else, and while some amenities and services become popular, others become outdated. According to the newest study by American Hotel &... Read further

Taj and Shangri-La Adjust Their Loyalty Programs

Two Asian hotel groups, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Hong Kong) and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Mumbai) announced changes in their loyalty programs. The companies will... Read further

Vienna Developer to Launch a New Hotel Brand

A Vienna based hotel developer WSF Group decided to change its sphere of interest and launch its own hotel brand called Alamanc Hotels. Currently, the company has a portfolio of seven... Read further

Marriott Sets Categories For Its Brands

Marriott International decided to reorganize its portfolio and set categories for the 30 brands of the company in order to make it easier for customers to make a choice.

There... Read further

Factors That Will Shape Tourism Industry Next Year

End of the year is time for different agencies to make their forecasts about the development of the hospitality industry in 2017. This time, the forecast is made by Magrino, a New... Read further

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Celebrate Their 150th Anniversary

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) celebrated their 150th anniversary this month with a large party that was held at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Everyone could see... Read further

Hotels in South West of the UK Increase Their Profit

Despite definite problems with profit per room in October 2016, hotels in the South West region managed to maintain their positions and enjoy the third consecutive year of growth.... Read further

Luxury Collection Adds Five Hotels in Europe

Marriott International expands its network of the Luxury Collection hotels in Europe. This time, the famous hotelier will add as many as five new properties. These are boutique hotel The... Read further

Impact of Brexit on Tourism Industry is Less Than Expected

The Brexit referendum that took place in June in the U.K. made the hospitality market fall, but then it managed to regain its positions according to the data published in Western Europe... Read further

Main 2017 Hospitality Trends

As the end of the year approaches, more and more experts publish their vision of the development of hospitality industry in 2017. This time, Muriel Muirden, forecaster for architectural... Read further

Marriott Chooses Winners for Its Accelerator Program

Earlier we told our readers about a new program by Marriott called TestBED. The accelerator program is aimed to help innovative startups in the hospitality industry. This autumn, the... Read further

Hotel Indigo Opens in the Scottish Capital

If you want to experience true Scottish heritage, the newly opened Hotel Indigo Edinburgh may be the right choice. InterContinental Group has just expanded its portfolio of boutique hotels... Read further

Lowered Occupancy Rates of Hotels in London in October 2016

October was a month of mixed results for hotels in London. According to the data published by STR, hotels in the capital of the UK mostly posted declines in performance. The hotel supply in... Read further

Global LGBT Market is Growing

Every year the global value of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) market keeps growing. Nowadays, the value is already USD$211 billion according to the data... Read further

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Down in October 2016

European hospitality industry reported decreased results in October 2016. Declines were recorded in the three key metrics. The occupancy was nearly flat, only 0.4% down to 75.3%.... Read further

Scandic Opens More Hotels in Norway

Scandic Hotels, the largest hospitality company in the Nordic countries, announced the start of a long-term partnership with Utstillingsplassen Eiendeom A/S, Norway. Together the companies... Read further

Average Results of Hotels in Brussels in September 2016

September was quite a devastating month for hotels in Brussels as they suffered a drop in profit of 56.9% compared to the same month a year ago. The reason for such a drop is high... Read further

Popular Misconceptions About Millennial Travelers

Without a doubt, millennials are an influential force in hospitality industry. The total estimated spending of millennials on travel in 2016 is US$226 billion. Even though this sum... Read further

European Pipeline Grows in October 2016

Despite refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and future Brexit, European hotel industry still shows signs of healthy growth and doesn’t lose its popularity in the eyes of investors.... Read further

Fire Damages The Oldest Hotel in England

A fire in Exeter has nearly destroyed several old buildings, including the oldest hotel in England. The Royal Clarence Hotel was open back in 1769. According to guests, who were evacuated... Read further

IHG Upgrades Its Wi-Fi

InterContinental Hotel Group will improve Wi-Fi connection in 1,500 hotels by the end of 2016. The selected hotels will get the new IHG Connect system. The remaining 5,000 hotels around the... Read further

Manchester United Legends to Open Football Themed Hotels Across Asia

Two famous players of Manchester United, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, announced partnership with Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim in order to open a series of football-themed cafes and... Read further

Immersive Food and Dining Programs at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the start of its global initiative Taste of Place. The new program includes a series of immersive culinary and beverage experiences that allow both... Read further

The Luxury Collection Comes to Singapore

Marriott will make its debut on the Singaporean hotel market with its Luxury Collection brand. The first property operating under the luxury brand will appear in 2017. It is reported that... Read further

President of Grand Hotel in Cannes Was Kidnapped

In October, French hotel industry drew public attention because of two large crimes. Just a few weeks after Kim Kardashian had been robbed inside her luxury suite at a Paris hotel, the head... Read further

The Volume of Hotel Transactions in the UK is Up

Despite all negative forecasts, investors are still interested in hotel market of the UK. During the first three quarters of 2016, the total volume of investment reached £3.1 billion... Read further

New E-cookbook by Wyndham

Hawthorn Suites, extended stay brand by Wyndham Hotel Group, has launched a special electronic cookbook called Homemade @ Hawthorn. The book is aimed to teach long-stay guests cook... Read further

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Montenegro

Hilton Hotels & Resorts finally has presence in Montenegro. Last month the famous hotelier debuted on the local hotel market with its Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora. The accommodation will be a... Read further

Six Senses Samui Goes Green

Six Senses hotel on the Thai island of Samui will attract tourists who like environment-friendly accommodation. The latest initiative of the hotel includes Farm on the Hill, a modern... Read further

Soap Recycling Program by Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its soap recycling program to all properties operating under All Suites brands. From now, all discarded soap bars and open amenity bottles will be gathered,... Read further

Steigenberger Rebrands to Deutsche Hospitality

Famous German hotel brand, Steigenberger Hotels AG, has recently changed its name to Deutsche Hotels. According to the hotelier, this will help the brand emphasize its German roots and... Read further

Rezidor Will Open Hotel in Brasov

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of a Radisson branded hotel in the Romanian city of Brasov. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, north of the historic old town. The hotel is... Read further

Marriott Launches Travel Business Accelerator

Marriott International has launched a special program for Europe named Test Bed. This is a six-week long program aimed to help travel startups that can make tourism and travel experience... Read further

Chinese Hoteliers Expand in Europe

These days, China-based hotel companies expand not only on domestic market or Asia Pacific, but also in such popular destinations as Europe. Guangzhou-headquartered company Plateno Group... Read further

Thai Hotelier Onyx to Open Hotels in Vang Vieng, Pakse and Vientiane

Onyx Hospitality Group announced the opening of three properties in Laos. These will be upscale hotels in Pakse, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane, famous urban and tourist destinations in the... Read further

Branson Wants to Open Hotels in Space

Famous British entrepreneur Richard Branson wants to open no less than the first “spaceline” in the world with his Virgin Galactic, so there’s nothing strange that he... Read further

Hotel in Paris Will Pay to a Cleaner Who Was Molested by a Guest

A cleaner who was molested by a Qatari guest in a luxury hotel in Paris in 2010 has finally found justice and has been awarded 57,000 euro (approx. US$63,000). According to the... Read further

Hotels in Macau Serve 1 Million Guests in August

Hotels in Macau had a record result in the month of August. The 105 properties of the resort served as many as 1.07 guests, showing a year-on-year increase of 7.7 percent. Traditionally,... Read further

Indonesia Will Launch a State Owned Hotel Brand

The government of Indonesia announced the launch of a new hotel brand that is aimed to challenge the obvious domination of foreign hotel companies on the market. Named Hotel Indonesia... Read further

IHG and Novum Prepare European Expansion

InterContinental Group and Hamburg headquartered Novum Hotel Group announced their ambitious plans regarding European development. Together, the companies are ready to open as many as 20... Read further

Hotels in London Post Stable Results in September

The first month of autumn didn’t bring any big changes to the hospitality industry of the UK capital. Hotels in London managed to keep strong demand despite the news about Brexit.... Read further

New Millennial-Focused Hotel Brand by Accor

Accor Hotels announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Jo&Joe. The hotelier describes this brand as a “blend of private rental and hotel formats” and hopes it will be... Read further

A Tough Summer for French Hotel Industry

As it was forecasted, the French hospitality industry had a challenging summer. Weak performance of Paris hotels was even worsened by Côte d’Azur attacks, making the situation... Read further

Trump Launches New Hotel Brand

Trump Hotels introduced a new lifestyle hotel brand named Scion. The brand is described as a “next-generation” one and will be run by the three children of Donald Trump, who... Read further

Dutch Market is Up, While Hotels in Belgium Suffer

The hotel market of the Netherlands keeps showing strong results in both occupancy and ADR, but Belgium, the neighbor country, cannot reach even close results. Hotels in Belgium still... Read further

Marriott and Starwood Link Loyalty Programs

The merging deal of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts is finally finished. The historic deal has given birth to a giant hotel company with 30 brands and 5,700 hotels... Read further

Hilton Plans to Make Cancellations More Difficult

Hilton Worldwide is testing new types of rooms that will be harder to cancel in selected hotels around the world. The rooms of new type are already available for booking and are marked as... Read further

Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger

Two famous hotel companies, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will merge into one super big and powerful company. This is quite a rare happening for the... Read further

Chinese Travelers Prefer Luxury Hotels

There was always a belief that Chinese travelers prefer to book cheaper hotels in order to save more for shopping, but a new study by ITB Berlin and IPK International seems to break the... Read further

Wyndham Rebuilds Its Loyalty Program and Revamps Brands

The meeting of Wyndham’s owners in Las Vegas brought up some significant changes for the company. They mostly concern the hotelier’s loyalty program and brands in the portfolio.... Read further

Meliá Hotels Ask Guests’ Feedback

Meliá Hotels International, Palma de Mallorca based hotel company with 370 hotels operating in 40 countries around the world, asks guests to provide them with their opinion. The famous... Read further

Mövenpick to Open Hotel in Stuttgart Airport

Following the success of its first hotel in Stuttgart, Swiss hotelier Mövenpick announced the opening of a second property. The hotel will be located just 150 meters away from the existing... Read further

Chinese Tourists Keep Shaping Hospitality Market

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing hospitality market due to intra-region tourism mostly of Chinese tourists. By 2020, the market share will grow by 286.3 million new trips.... Read further

Millennials Choose “Bleisure”

The development of “always-on” culture changes vacations, and millennials seem to suffer from it the most. Many of them leave their vacation days on the table, and... Read further

Concierge Programs on the Rise

Westin Hotels & Resorts expands its concierge services as they are currently very popular with hotel guests. These days, hotels offer most exotic concierges like opera or butterfly ones.... Read further

Shangri-La Expands Its Loyalty Program

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced its new improved loyalty system The Table by Golden Circle. This is a new food and beverage program that is not added to the main loyalty program of... Read further

Golden Monkey at a Beijing Hotel

Beijing-based The Opposite House decided to celebrate Beijing Design Week and Golden Week in an unusual way. The hotel installed a giant 45-foot tall figure of a monkey.

The... Read further

Hotels in Antalya and Istanbul Suffer From Lowered Occupancy

This year is full of challenges for hospitality industry of Turkey. Local hotels suffer from tensions with Russia, the failed coup and terror attacks. Hotels in Istanbul suffered the most... Read further

Post-Brexit London Attracts Overseas Capital

Hong Kong based company Junson Capital has purchased the entire share of the company, which owns Hilton Hotel in London’s Docklands. This is the first major hotel transaction by a... Read further

Four Seasons Enters Vietnam

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Vietnam. This will be a property in Nam Hai Hoi An. The famous hotelier will become a managing company of the hotel starting... Read further

Voice-activated Rooms at Aloft Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launched new experiment in collaboration with DigiValet. The companies will offer special voice-activated guestrooms for Aloft hotels. Currently, these guestrooms... Read further

Wyndham Garden Prototype Gets Revealed

The Wyndham Garden brand launched the first prototype of a new hotel. For the construction cost of approximately US$115,000 per key, hotel owners will get modern architecture,... Read further

Starwood Sells Historic Austrian Hotel

In accordance with the new disposition strategy, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide decided to get rid of one of its most precious and historic hotels – Hotel Goldener Hirsch. The... Read further

Myths About Millennial Travel

Millennials have become a hot theme in hospitality industry. Numerous articles and researches try to separate these travelers from other age groups, but the new survey commissioned by... Read further

IHG to Open Hotel in Gdansk, Poland

IHG announced one more addition to its European portfolio. The internationally famous hotelier signed the agreement regarding the opening of Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre. The hotel will... Read further

Mixed Success of London Hotels in July 2016

STR released data about performance of hotels in London in July 2016. In total, the month was mostly positive for the city and it posted growth in key metrics.

In July, both... Read further

Main China Trends That Influence Asia Pacific Hotel Industry

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Chinese investors in the hospitality sector these days. In 2015, the volume of their investment outside the home country estimated US$5... Read further

Hotels in Paris Post Occupancy Decrease in July

Terror attacks in France sure had their negative impact on hospitality industry of the country. The downturn is so sharp that the French government has started a million euro worth... Read further

Vietnam Hotel Transactions Score Fourth in Asia Pacific

Vietnam’s hotel transactions reached US$237 million in January – June 2016, putting the country on the fourth place with only Japan, Australia and mainland China ahead. The... Read further

Hong Kong Hotel Praises Pokemon Go Fans

Ovolo Southside, the first warehouse conversion hotel in Hong Kong, launched a new campaign that is dedicated to one of most popular games in the world – Pokemon Go. In the hotel,... Read further

Marriott Opens Social Media Tracking Studio in a London Hotel

Marriott International has opened one more M Live Studio, this time in a London hotel. The studio, which is the fourth for the company, is dedicated to generating real-time content for... Read further

Dutch Hospitality Reaches Higher Than EU Sales Growth

The latest report of Statistics Netherlands reveals that hotels, restaurants and bars in the Netherlands enjoy increased sales in recent years. The sales in the hospitality industry have... Read further

Starwood Debuts With Its Sheraton Grand Brand in London

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its first Sheraton Grand branded property in the capital of the UK. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will be open already this autumn after... Read further

Four Seasons Hotels Are Most Ranked in Luxury Category

According to a new study by ReviewPro, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Library Hotel Collection accumulated the highest rank reviews among large and small hotel brands. The report of the... Read further

Chinese Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacation

The annual Chinese International Travel Monitor reveals that 92% of Chinese travelers plan to spend more on vacation in the next 12 months. Therefore, China only strengthens its... Read further

W Hotels Debut in Scotland

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the debut of its iconic W Hotels brand in Scotland. The internationally famous hotelier will open a hotel in Edinburgh. Set to open in 2021,... Read further

Brexit Didn’t Affect Brits’ Vacation Plans

Even though the decision to leave the European Union has made its negative impact on British pound, the British do not hurry to change their vacation plans.

The report of... Read further

Hilton Opens First Canopy Hotel in Reykjavik

Hilton debuted on hotel market of Iceland with its new lifestyle brand Canopy Hotels. The hotel in Reykjavik is also the first Canopy branded property in the world.

Canopy by... Read further

Business Travelers Seek Personalization and Self-Service

Mobile technology has made it much easier for travelers to manage their travel to another city or country. This is particularly true about business travelers, who, according to the report... Read further

Potential Impact of Brexit on Hotels

Spanish-based consultant Ivar Yuste published his own vision of consequences of the historic vote, in accordance to which the UK decided to exit from the EU. The forecast is divided into... Read further

New Hilton Ad Campaign Targets Men

Hilton started an interesting campaign for its Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites brands. While most marketing campaigns target women and millennials, Hilton offers something new with its... Read further

Medical Tourism on the Rise

The medical tourism industry has become one of fastest developing branches of tourism. Currently, it is valued at US$439 billion, and expected year-over-year growth for next 10 years... Read further

Ennismore Promises a Cool New Hotel Brand for UK

Ennismore, London headquartered hotelier, announced the opening of a new hotel brand that will set new standards for budget accommodation. NoCo hotels are targeted at modern travelers who... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Hotels in Poznan and Szklarska Poreba in Poland

Rezidor, a part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and one of most rapidly growing hotel companies in the world, will soon open two new hotels in Poland. The hotels will belong to... Read further

Accessible Tourism at a Spanish Hotel

Astoria 7 Hotel in San Sebastian (Spain) has refurbished one of its suites to fit needs of wheelchair guests. The change was done as a part of an ambitious project by the hotel... Read further

US$300 Thousand Package by Baccarat Hotels

Travelers, who are in search of exclusive and opulent offers, might be satisfied by the Heritage Experience by Baccarat Hotels. The 12 day journey in the US, Europe and Asia costs... Read further

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand by Trump

Donald Trump, the Republican U.S. presidential nominee and famous businessman, announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Trump Hotel Collection. This is a 4-star hotel brand focused... Read further

New Wellness Plan by Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Inc. launched updated wellness plan that was developed in collaboration with Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman. Together, the companies will support health of guests and ensure they... Read further

Growth of Economy Hotels in London

London is widely known as one of most visited cities in the world, and that growing popularity of the UK capital influences its hotel sector. Since the 2012 Olympic Games, all hotel... Read further

InterContinental Makes Forecasts About Future of Hotel Industry

This year InterContinental Hotels & Resorts hits its 70th birthday. To celebrate the anniversary, the famous hotel brand made collaboration with futurist Faith Popcorn about the future of... Read further

Luxury Luggage for The Luxury Collection Hotels

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts launched an interesting collaboration with British company Globe-Trotter that is known as manufacturer of luxury luggage. Together, the companies... Read further

Robert De Niro to Open a Hotel in London

Oscar winning actor Robert De Niro decided to try something new and step into hotel business. The celebrity actor who starred in more than 100 movies is to open a boutique hotel in Covent... Read further

Sound Suite in Bali by W Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide opened an unusual suite in collaboration with Coca-Cola. This is the first W Sound Suite at the company’s hotel in Seminyak. The suite will certainly draw attention... Read further

Massive Expansion of Lemon Tree Hotels in the Middle East

Lemon Tree Hotels, the third largest hotel operator in India, has ambitious plans about the Middle East, so the region’s mid-range hotel sector will welcome new properties by Lemon... Read further

Hard Rock Unveils Upgraded Rewards Program

Hard Rock International, one of most recognized brands in the area of lifestyle and entertainment, announces new loyalty program. The changes are applied to Hard Rock Cafes, Hard Rock... Read further

Raffles Extends Its China Portfolio

Raffles Hotels & Resorts, hotel company working mostly in luxury segment, announced new agreement with famous Chinese developer Jiangsu Golden Land. Together the companies will open a... Read further

New “Cultural” Spa Treatments at Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group has announced the launch of a series of new spa treatments available in selected hotels around the world. Only twenty hotels in total participate in the new... Read further

UK to Get a £2bn Theme Park

Hollywood-themed park similar to one in California will soon appear in Britain. The building costs of London Paramount Entertainment Resort estimate £2bn. When open, the park is... Read further

New Rewards for Members of Marriott Loyalty Program

Marriott International has made some adjustments to its Marriott Rewards program and has launched some extra benefits. There are three groups of benefits that are available for members... Read further

First Radisson RED Hotels is Finally Open

Radisson RED brand has made its world debut by opening a hotel in Brussels. This is a big step forward for Rezidor Hotel Group that announced Radisson Red brand a while ago. The new hotel... Read further

France Keeps Its Position as World’s Top Tourist Destination

Despite jihadist attacks in Paris last year, France managed to retain its position of the most visited country in the world and even posted growth in 2015. That has become possible mostly... Read further

Mövenpick Will Open a Long Stay Hotel in Jeddah

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (MHR) announced the opening of a hotel apartment complex in Jeddah. The new complex appears at the right time as there is a shortage of branded hotels... Read further

French Hotels Threaten Euro 2016 Chiefs

UEFA proclaimed rental site Abritel HomeAway their “official accommodation service”. That naturally caused outbreak of anger among French hotels and so they threatened to stop... Read further

Japan Tourism Boom Makes Its Hotels Full

Japan has an ambitious plan to double its tourism by increasing the number of visitors to the country to 40 million by 2020. While the plan seems to work well and the number of tourists is... Read further

Gold Bar Opens in Dubai

Dubai has always been famous for its posh and luxurious projects and this one is no exception. Located on the top floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the new opulent bar named Gold On 27 looks... Read further

The Oldest Hotel in Ibiza to Become the First Curio Branded Property

Hilton Worldwide will soon debut on the hotel market of Ibiza with its Curio hotel brand. The choice of property for the debut hotel is worth mentioning. Hilton will refurbish and rebrand... Read further

Home Inns Apologize for Near-Abduction of a Woman in Its Hotel in Beijing

Recently attention of Chinese media was drawn by a story of a young woman who was nearly abducted at a Home Inn hotel in Beijing while one of employees of the hotel was looking on. This is... Read further

Dolce & Gabbana to Become a Hotelier

Famous Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana decided to step into hospitality industry and open their first hotel. This is not the first time when famous fashion designer brand decides to... Read further

137 Pillars Hotels Plan Rapid Expansion in Thailand

137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts is quite a new player on the hospitality market. The name of the company comes from the name of the heritage hotel 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai. The 30-suite... Read further

Luxury Home Rental Service by Accor

Accor Hotels announced a new direction of their business. The internationally famous hotelier will offer luxury houses for rent. In order to make that possible, Accor purchased onefinestay... Read further

The Building of US Embassy in London to Become a Hotel

A major £1 billion restoration of Grosvenor Square touches the fortress looking building of the US embassy in London. It is reported that the building will be turned into a luxury... Read further

New Flagship Hotel by Hampton in China

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of a new flagship hotel in China for the Hampton brand. It will be Hampton by Hilton Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town, a 223 guestroom hotel managed by... Read further

Four Seasons Comes to Croatia

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Arqaam Capital. The companies will open the debut Four Seasons property in Croatia. Located on the island of Hvar, the new... Read further

Qatar May House Football Fans in Tents During World Cup

Qatar will host 2022 World Cup, but the country is delaying building projects for the event due to lower oil prices. As result, Qatar may offer thousands of football fans to settle Bedouin... Read further

Traveling Habits of Chinese Tourists

Chinese travelers have the biggest impact on international tourism at the moment. In 2015, as many as 120 million of Chinese travelers went abroad. That’s more than any other country... Read further

Sarong Weaving Experience at Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Anyone who has ever visited Bali sure remembers the amazing national clothes called sarong. The rainbow colored sarong is a popular souvenir one can bring from Bali and an amazing piece to... Read further

Traveling Habits of Millennials Are Not Much Different

There is a popular theory that millennials are a totally different consumer group and they require a separated approach. However, the latest research from PwC proves that most travelers... Read further

Starwood Signs a 500 Million Euro Deal in Spain

Starwood Capital Group announced the launch of a joint venture with HI Partners. The newly established company will invest as much as 500 million euro into Spanish hospitality industry over... Read further

Meal Delivery Service is Launched for Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton now offer new service for their guests – meal kit delivery service. The food delivery service is provided by PeachDish, and currently guests are welcome to... Read further

Hilton to Offer a Hostel Type Brand

Hilton Worldwide, the biggest hospitality company in the world in terms of the number of guestrooms, decided to mark its presence in an unusual segment. The hotelier, which name is a... Read further

Hilton Brings Its Canopy Brand to London

Hilton Worldwide unveiled its plans regarding the opening of the first Canopy hotel in the UK. The new lifestyle brand will debut with a hotel in London. Canopy by Hilton London City will... Read further

Rezidor Enters Economy Segment with Prizeotel

Rezidor Hotel Group has become owner of a 49% stake of Prizeotel, economy hotels operator. The acquisition of the stake cost Rezidor 14.7 million euro. The famous hotel company will... Read further

Hyatt Hotels Use Fuel Cells to Reduce Power Dependence

Hyatt has made one more step towards sustainable power. The famous hotelier launched special fuel cells that lower dependence of hotels on electrical grid.

The principle of... Read further

New Soft Brand by Hyatt – Unbound Collection

Hyatt Hotels Corp. will jump into soft brand segment with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The new brand will include both new and already operating properties in upscale and luxury... Read further

New Midmarket Brand for China by Cachet

Cachet Hotel Group announced the launch of a new brand developed exclusively for China. The brand is called Savant hotel by Cachet and is developed by the hotelier together with Qingdao... Read further

Glamping in Southeast Asia Becomes a Hot Trend

Southeast Asia is a popular destination these days, and increasing number of tourists makes hoteliers offer new and interesting accommodations. Comfortable large tents in emerging... Read further

Marriott Expands Its Japan Portfolio

Marriott International announced a new collaboration with Japanese real estate company Mori Trust Group. Both the companies agreed to open as many as 5 Marriott hotels in Japan. The hotels... Read further

Rainforest at a Dubai Hotel

Dubai has always been known for its ambitious, “one of a kind” projects, and this one is no exception. Hotel guests will soon have a luxurious way to escape the desert heat and... Read further

Special Discounts for Hilton Loyalty Program Members

Hilton Worldwide announced new special discounts for members of the hotelier’s Hilton HHonors program. Now members of the program can book hotel rooms with discount. The discount is... Read further

Melia Will Open Two Hotels in Mallorca Under Its Sol Brand

Melia Hotels International announced additions to its Mallorca portfolio. The hotelier will open two hotels under its Sold brand there. These will be Sol Barbados hotel in Magaluf and Sol... Read further

Special Botanic Inspired Bar at a London Hotel

Café Royal in London opened its new Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics, a bar that is dedicated to gin production and mixology, as well as botanicals that are traditionally used with the drink.... Read further

In-Room TV Series by Wyndham

If you stay at a Wyndham hotel, make sure you take a look at the new branded television series. Currently available at more than 7,500 Wyndham hotels around the world, the exclusive content... Read further

Starwood to Open Its Forth Aloft Hotel in the UK

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced its new franchise agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion. The companies will open a new Aloft hotel in the coastal part of England, the... Read further

Westin Launches Collaboration With Fitbit

Starwood Hotels and Resorts launched collaboration with Fitbit for its Westin brand. The companies will provide exclusive access to different fitness programs through Fitbit’s app... Read further

Most Popular Luxury Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, popular luxury travel network, published the list of most popular destinations for wealthy travelers in winter - spring 2016. The rank is based on the analysis of transactions... Read further

Instant Dining Rewards at Shangri-La Hotels

In order to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the #LoyaltyIs program, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launched “Instant Dining Rewards” available for all members of the... Read further

Starwood to Offer 100% Cage-Free Eggs in All Properties by 2020

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced its plans to serve only cage-free eggs in its properties worldwide by 2020.

The hotelier is well-known for its sustainability decisions and... Read further

Problems of Independent Hotels in Europe

It’s getting more and more complicated for independent hotels in Europe to attract new guests and compete with internationally famous hotel chains. Even though the gross bookings grew... Read further

Marriott Opens a Hotel in Hague

Marriott Hotels has welcomed the reopening of The Hague Marriott. The hotel was closed for renovation purposes and now is finally ready to greet its guests.

The Marriott hotel... Read further

Hotel Occupancy is 1.4% Up in Europe in January 2016

January 2016 was a good month for European hotel industry. It managed to reach growth in all the three key metrics. As it is indicated in the newest report by STR Global, in the first month... Read further

Consulate Hotel and Iceland Parliament Hotel in Reykjavik to Join Curio Collection

Hilton Worldwide has made agreement with Icelandair Hotels in order to bring Curio Collection to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Both the hotels are located in the central... Read further

Starwood Brings Its First Luxury Collection Hotel to Tokyo

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of the first hotel in Tokyo, Japan, under its Luxury Collection brand. The hotel will start operating already in July 2016. The... Read further

French Hoteliers Calculate Losses From Paris Attacks

Deadly attacks that happened in Paris in November 2015 have cost French hoteliers a lump sum of 270 million euro. Due to a series of terrorist attacks French hoteliers lost significant part... Read further

Global Hotel Spa Trends 2016

Spafinder published its Wellness 365 report dedicated to major hotel spa trends for this year. The forecast throws light upon most popular trends in the industry in the areas of spa,... Read further

New Brew Parlor at Wyndham Grand

Wyndham Grand has launched Brew Parlor, a new café menu that features coffee-based drinks and cocktails developed together with such famous experts as award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard... Read further

Best Western Comes to Phuket, Thailand

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will open a new upscale hotel in Phuket, a popular resort destination in Thailand. Best Western Premier Himalai Resort will feature 425 guestrooms and suites,... Read further

Scandic To Develop Playlists With Spotify

HTL Hotels will add specially adapted music playlists to its guestrooms and lobbies. The playlists are developed together with Spotify and feature music gathered from everywhere in the... Read further

Mixed Results of European Hotel Industry

European hotel industry has been showing somewhat muted growth even though the economy has started recovering in 2014. The number of hotels in pipeline keeps increasing five consecutive... Read further

Legendary St. Moritz Hotel Offers Diamond Cocktail for Its Birthday

Badrutt’s Palace, one of most popular hotels in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz, celebrates its 120th birthday these days. Named as “Twelve decades, twelve stories”, the... Read further

Investment in UK Hotels Reaches £8.1 Billion in 2015

The report prepared by real estate advisor Savills unveils that in 2015 the UK featured high volume of hotel transactions - £8.1 billion. This is the highest result since the record... Read further

Digital Travel Sales Reached $533 Billion in 2015

Digital hotel and tour bookings become increasingly popular worldwide. In 2015, the total amount of digital travel sales exceeded $533 billion, which is 13.3% higher than in 2014.... Read further

IHG Adds Next-Gen Rooms at Its Holiday Inn Express Hotel in UK

IHG has added its guestrooms of new generation to first four Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK. The hotel rooms have been modeled with guest insight in mind. The new gen rooms will be a... Read further

Latest Fire in Dubai Skyscraper Raises New Safety Questions

On New Year’s Eve one more Dubai skyscraper suffered from fire. This is the third high rise fire in three years in the region, so the occasion raised many questions whether the... Read further

Turkish Hammam at a Dubai Resort

Turkish hammam has become a popular way of relaxation not only in its home country, but also in many other regions around the world. Now guests are welcome to enjoy the refreshing power of... Read further

Challenging Conditions for Hotels in Bali

Hotels in Bali had a challenging year of 2015. They had to face such difficulties as volcanic disruptions, new government policy with new visa regulations, and increased hotel supply.... Read further

A Forgotten Tunnel Becomes Event Space and Wine Cellar

A small Irish hotel that was organized in a 13th century building has recently got an interesting addition to it its facilities. An old abandoned tunnel was found underneath the castle. The... Read further

InterContinental Signs Management Deal Regarding First Hotel Indigo in Phuket

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the first Hotel Indigo in Phuket. Named Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, the 180-guestroom property is set to open in... Read further

Germany Ends Best Price Offers of Booking Portals

The antitrust regulator of Germany ordered to end practice, which enables booking portals offer best prices on rooms that are lower than same rooms on official websites of hotels. Popular... Read further

Carlson Rezidor Adds a Hotel in Brussels

Residor announced its new addition to the Belgium portfolio. One of the most rapidly developing hotel companies in the world will open a hotel in Brussels Airport. The Park Inn by Radisson... Read further

Pipeline of Hotels in Germany Increases to Meet the Growing Demand

German tourism is on a rise these days as more and more global tourists discover the country and enjoy sights of Berlin, old German palaces, and numerous festivals. To meet the increased... Read further

Swissotel Goa to Be Rebranded as Hard Rock Hotel Goa

The first Hard Rock Hotel in India is set to open in Calangute, Goa. The resort, which is managed by Spectra Hotels & Resorts, is currently in the phase of the soft launch. The 135... Read further

Hotels in Paris Suffer from Terror Attacks Aftereffect

Parisian hotels experience reduced bookings after the November terror attacks in the city. The number of visitors has dropped and even traditionally hot period of the year couldn’t... Read further

Sustainable Seafood at Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched new policy regarding purchase of seafood for its properties. New materials will help local hotels buy sustainable seafood that will enhance... Read further

New Cocktail Program at Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts launched a new cocktail menu at its hotels globally. Named Classics.Perfected., the menu includes both famous cocktails and new drinks created by best... Read further

IHG Comes to Novi Sad, Serbia

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) will open its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. The hotel will be a newly built one, and will operate in... Read further

New Gluten-Free Menu at Scandic Hotels is Launched Next Year

Scandic will offer more choices in its breakfast menu, this time addressing the needs of vegan guests and guests with food-allergies. The menu was already successfully tested at three... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Brings Provincial Chinese Cuisine to Its Hotels

Waldorf Astoria changes the cuisine that is served at its hotels and now offers guests to try provincial Chinese cuisine. During the first stage of the project the authentic Chinese cuisine... Read further

Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei Opens Unusual Buffet

The reopened Café at the Grand Hyatt Taipei is something you won’t see in most hotels. Over thirty chefs, numerous open kitchens and 168 culinary options from classic to exotic ones... Read further

London Hotels Promises to Make its Guests Skinny

Conrad London St. James hotel in London (the UK), has launched a new intensive workout program called “Skinny Rebel”. The new program burns calories very fast, making... Read further

Virtual Reality at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offers brand new virtual reality service using Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The company has already provided all global sales offices of... Read further

New Lifestyle Community by Cachet Hotel Group

Cachet Hotel Group (CHG), Hong Kong headquartered hotel company, announced the launch of its own lifestyle community. Named Cachet World, the community will help customers find most... Read further

New Customizable Experience at Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced its new program for travelers that will be available at hotels of the brand globally. Stay Inspired is a new brand-wide program that includes special... Read further

Mixology Classes at Hotels Become a Huge Hit

These days, when travelers become more and more demanding, hotels strive to offer authentic experiences, and local cuisine and drinks are one of inexpensive ways to do that. As a rule,... Read further

Free Wi-Fi for All Devices at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced changes that will surely be welcomed by all modern travelers. The company now offers complimentary Wi-Fi for unlimited number of devices. The... Read further

Best Western Brings Its Vib Hotel Brand to Southeast Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of agreement for the first Vib hotel in Southeast Asia. The newly built hotel will be located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The... Read further

Global Spa Membership Program in Hilton Hotels

If you like attending spa centers while staying at a hotel, this might be an offer for you. Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new membership program targeted at spa visitors. The... Read further

Wyndham Surpasses Its Carbon Emission Plans

Wyndham Worldwide has announced that the company has reached its plans regarding the reduction of carbon emission beforehand. The famous hotelier has managed to reach the plan six years... Read further

New Hotel Brand by Scandic

Scandic Hotels has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will operate under its own name, but will have an extension “by Scandic”. According to the Stockholm... Read further

European Tourism Keeps Developing Despite Troubles

European tourism keeps developing and features stable growth year after year despite economic troubles and geopolitical tensions. According to the latest report by the European Travel... Read further

IHG to Open a Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the signing of a new hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The property will be opened in collaboration with Delta Holding. The opening of a hotel... Read further

Strong Growth of Revenue for East Midland Hoteliers in September

September 2015 was also a successful month for hotels in the East Midlands (UK) that recorded growth of RevPAR of 6.8%. The growth was reached across all hotel segments. Hotels... Read further

Encouraging September 2015 for Hoteliers on the Cote D’Azur

Hotels on the Cote D’Azur and regional France posted strong growth during the month of September. The growth was reached in all main metrics, such as occupancy and average daily... Read further

Record Occupancy of Hotels in Berlin in September 2015

September is traditionally a good month for hotels in Berlin as this is the period of large sport events such as Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) and Berlin marathon, so there is... Read further

Harvest Tribute Cocktails at a Parisian Hotel

The Shangri-La hotel in Paris has launched its new menu called “Autumn Collection”. The hotel, which is located in the private demeure of Prince Ronald Bonaparte, offers its... Read further

European Hotel Pipeline Declines in September 2015

The European hotel development pipeline declined in September 2015 compared to September 2014. The decline estimated 7.9% according to the latest STR Global Construction Pipeline... Read further

Growing Occupancy of European Hotels in September 2015

The European hotel industry had a positive month of September with growth recorded in all key metrics. If compared to September 2014, hotels in Europe managed to increase their occupancy by... Read further

Occupancy of Hotels in London in September 2015

In September, hotels in London, England, enjoyed mostly positive performance in all key metrics. The latest report on the subject by STR Global features all main information about... Read further

First Rooftop Pool in the City at W Hotel in Amsterdam

W Hotels Worldwide, which is a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced opening of its hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first W branded hotel in the Dutch... Read further

Virtual Reality in Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels has started new service called Vroom Service in selected hotels. Launched together with Samsung Electronics America, the new in-room virtual reality experience is currently... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld to Become Hotel Designer

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is internationally known for his collections for the Chanel brand, will soon try new profession, this time as designer of hotels. Karl Lagerfeld... Read further

Jumeirah Will Open One More Iconic Hotel in Dubai

The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has announced another ambitious project for their home city. The company was chosen to operate a new hotel located in a mixed-use development that is... Read further

Five More Hotels in Japan by RCI

RCI, the leading company in the sphere of holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide, has recently added five mote hotels to its Japanese portfolio. The new properties in the... Read further

Water Stewardship Program at IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotel Group has launched a special global water stewardship program and appointed Water Footprint Network to develop it in its hotels around the world. Both the companies... Read further

Taste of Silk Road at a Hotel in Hong Kong

Guests of the Langham hotel in Hong Kong are welcome to try absolutely new and unique cocktails that were made in collaboration with the Shanghai company Tang Silk Road. The exclusive... Read further

Growing Role of Smartphones in Travel Experience

It’s hard to overestimate impact of modern technologies in most spheres of our lives, and tourism and actions associated with that are no exception. Smartphones have significant... Read further

Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy in a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has launched a special limited time event called “strawberry chocolate fantasy”. The event is held at the hotel starting from September 1,... Read further

London Hotels Post Highest Occupancy for a Decade

Last year was definitely a positive one for hotels in London that enjoyed record results throughout the year, but 2015 certainly turns out to be an exceptional year. Even average... Read further

Increased Occupancy for European Region in August 2015

August was a good month for the European hotel industry as the region enjoyed the growth of 2.2% to 77.1% in total. According to the latest report by STR Global, the average daily... Read further

1 Billion Euro Project in Algarve Announced

Algarve, Portugal, will soon become even more popular with tourists due to a new 1 billion worth project announced for Vilamoura, the leading destination of the region. The project will... Read further

First Newly Built Radisson Red is to Open in Glasgow

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its first newly built Radisson Red hotel. The property will be located in Glasgow (UK). Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow will have 176 guestrooms... Read further

European Pipeline Development Drops in August 2015

The August report of STR Global dedicated to construction pipeline reveals declining results compared to August 2014. Currently, there are 800 hotels under contract in Europe with the total... Read further

Hotels in London Enjoy Increased Occupancy in August 2015

STR Global posted first results of hotels in London, England, in August. The data clearly shows that hotels in the capital of the UK managed to improve both average daily rate and revenue... Read further

First Hot Spring Resort in Japan by Aman

Aman announced the opening of its first hot spring resort in Japan. Operating under the Amanenu brand, the resort will be located in Ise Shima National Park which is around 300km of Tokyo.... Read further

Expansion Plans of Hilton in Austria and Germany

Hilton Worldwide will soon add 10 new hotels to its German and Austrian portfolio. This has become possible thanks to strategic partnership with Primestar Hospitality, which is formerly... Read further

New Sheraton Menu With Paired Plates and Wines

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launched the new program dedicated to food and beverage called Paired. With Paired, guests will be able to enjoy small plates with food and bar snacks carefully... Read further

Steigenberger Comes to London Market

Steigneberger will finally enter London hotel market. The company was appointed to manage The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London that is set to open in 2017. The new hotel will be opened... Read further

Culinary Academy at a Thai Resort

Many travelers always seek special experience in travel and want to try something new and unusual together with regular sunbathing and swimming. To make stay of their guests even more... Read further

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand for the Philippines

Chroma Hospitality, a Manila based hotel brand which was previously known as FilArchipelago Hospitality, announced launch of a new hotel brand called Canvas Hotels & Resorts.... Read further

Red Planet Rediscovers Itself as Tech-Inspired Hotel Brand

Red Planet Hotels announced the end of its partnership with Tune Hotels and rebranding of existing 21 hotels. All the hotels will launch the Red Planet portfolio and will share the new... Read further

New Collection of European Villas by Exclusive Resorts

Famous vacation club Exclusive Resorts announced new additions to its luxury collection that contains more than 400 luxury residences. The brand new European Villa Collection is set to open... Read further

Interstate Adds Three Hotels in the UK

The UK division of Interstate Europe announced opening of three new hotels in the region. The new properties in the portfolio of the hotelier are Holiday Inn Express London ExCeL, Ibis... Read further

Tea Parties Inspired by Ferrari at a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has prepared something new for visitors of its Tosca restaurant. Now guests can attend special Red Afternoon Tea, the idea of which was inspired by the... Read further

Growing Popularity of Middle Scale Hotels in Dubai

If previously Dubai was known as a place with mostly luxury hotels, nowadays there is a serious shift in structure of the industry. Mid-scale properties become more popular and nowadays... Read further

In-Room Fitting Service by Gap at Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels announced collaboration with famous apparel brand Gap. Both the companies will provide guests with completely new service – they will be able to purchase clothes and... Read further

Luxury Accommodation for Insects at a French Hotel

As a rule, hotels provide accommodation for guests and for their pets, but Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, has definitely made a step forward by offering shelter for quite unusual... Read further

NH Hotels Comes to Downtown Rome

NH Hotel Group is to add one more hotel to its NH Collection portfolio. The hotel in Rome will be located right in the heart of the city near the Termini train station, which provides... Read further

Special Rooms for Employees at a Bangkok Hotel

Centara Grand hotel in Bangkok, which is located at Central World, has unveiled a new and unusual way of rest for its employees. Now workers of the hotel can attend newly opened Inspiration... Read further

Green Dinners at a Parisian Hotel

Shangri-La hotel in Paris launched a series of green dinners at its La Bauhinia restaurant. Labelled as “100% green dinners”, the dinners were first launched on July 9 and... Read further

New Fruit Menu at W Hotel in Hong Kong

W Hong Kong has presented an original way to celebrate summer. The hotel now offers a series of new dishes available at various F&B outlets. The new dishes were gathered to a menu with... Read further

Hotels in London Suffer From Decreased GOPPAR in June 2015

June 2015 was not the most successful month for London hoteliers as they saw their revenues down. Gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) fell, but regional hotels... Read further

European Hotels Enjoy Increased Occupancy in June 2015

June reports brought mostly good news. The European hotel industry enjoyed increased occupancy that added 4.5% for the month of June to 78.1% in total.

The latest... Read further

2015 To Become a Successful Year for Investment Into EMEA Hotels

Hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) become particularly attractive for investors these days, so the expected volume of transactions sets up a new record. The results for... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Neumarkt

Carlson Rezidor, which is also known as one of most rapidly developing hotel groups in the world, announced the opening of its new hotel in Neumarkt, Germany. The midscale hotel will have... Read further

Shangri-La Sues Its Contractor Due to Delayed Hotel Opening

The Hong-Kong headquartered hotel company Shangri-La sued its contractor for £57 million for a series of failings that led to delay in the opening of the new hotel in the Shard.... Read further

Healthy In-Room Dining at Hong Kong Hotel

Now guests of W Hong Kong hotel are able to enjoy new and healthy dining menu that is curated by famous yoga instructor Tara Stiles. Together with chefs, Stiles developed a healthy menu... Read further

New Hotels by The Luxury Collection in Prague, Bratislava, Bodrum, and Portopiccolo

Recently Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been very interested in development of its Luxury Collection brand. Not so long ago the hotelier announced the investment of US$300... Read further

Mixed Performance of Hotels in France in May 2015

May was a mixed month for hotels in France. Literally, hotels were enjoying high revenues one day and then decline the next one. The results were not same in different regions of the county... Read further

Improved Occupancy of London Hotels in June 2015

According to the data provided by STR Global, June was a good month for hotels in London, England. They managed to increase their occupancy and reach growth of other important metrics.... Read further

Growing Popularity of Airport Hotels in Asia

Airport hotels is Asia these days are not just places where travelers can have short rest between their transfers or during business trip. These are places that compete with hotels in the... Read further

Netflix Subscriptions at Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced the launch of its partnership with famous Internet service Netflix. Thanks to the partnership, guests of Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to... Read further

Modest Growth of European Tourism This Summer

Latest data posted by European Travel Commission shows that despite negative forecasts European tourism sector confirms growth during these summer months thanks to raising demand from both... Read further

Hilton Adds Hilton Garden Inn in Spreitenbach, Switzerland, to Its Collection

Hilton Worldwide will soon bring its upscale brand Hilton Garden Inn to the Swiss town of Spreitenbach, a rapidly developing commercial zone near the Zurich area. The hotel is set to open... Read further

Marriott Debuts With Two Hotels in Macau

Hotel design is known as a crucial point as details are important in creating right atmosphere and helping guests remember the hotel and wish to return to it in future. The problem of hotel... Read further

New Coral Health Program by Outrigger

Outrigger Resorts launched new program that targets preservation of coral reefs located in the waters that surround Outrigger Resorts. Named OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE), the new... Read further

The Largest Holiday Inn to Appear in Makkah

InterContinental Group (IHG) announced its plans to open the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the world. The property will be open in accordance with management agreement with Al Majd... Read further

Dubai to Get 28,000 New Hotel Rooms by 2018

Dubai is a well-known tourist destination, and many hotel companies try to improve their presence on such a popular market. With mega events like 2020 Dubai World Expo and 2022 Fifa World... Read further

Omni Hotels Launch Mobile Booking

Omni Hotels & Resorts now offer mobile booking for mobile devices through its application and through the company’s website. Moreover, guests now have access to a new wonderful... Read further

New Hilton Hotel in Dubai World Central

Hilton Worldwide announced opening of one more hotel. The new property, which is to be managed by Hilton, will be located in Dubai World Center. Dubai World Center is another ambitious... Read further

Uniforms That React to Music in London Hotel

W hotel in London developed absolutely new creative uniform for its staff working at the hotel’s night club named Wyld. In order to make that, the hotelier partnered with famous... Read further

Tea Sommelier at Chengdu Hotel

While wine sommeliers have become traditional in many hotels around the world, tea sommelier remains a rare profession, so there’s no wonder the news come from China, a country with... Read further

New Brand for China From Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in China – the 200 guestroom Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Libo, Guizhou. The hotel will start operating in the second quarter of... Read further

Main 2015 Menu Trends

As it was presented at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Hotel Motel Show in Chicago, currently there is a definite “back to basics” trend in restaurant menus, and there... Read further

Meliá Opens TRYP Hotel in Valencia

Meliá Hotels International, which is also known as the largest hotel company in Spain, has announced the opening of a new hotel in the Spanish city of Valencia. The hotel will operate... Read further

Performance of French Hotel Industry in April 2015

April is traditionally not a month when hotels post their best results, and this year’s month was no exception. Even though the results looked quite gloomy at a glance, more detailed... Read further

Hotel Development in Europe Slows Down

European hotel pipeline for May 2015 is significantly smaller than a year ago. The decrease estimates 10% as it is published by STR Global in its latest Global Construction Pipeline... Read further

Second Hotel by Mövenpick in Riyadh

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts will soon add one more property to its portfolio. This will be a hotel in Riyadh, in the famous King Adbullah FinancialDistrict (KAFD). The hotel will... Read further

Local Experience at Canopy by Hilton Hotels

Canopy by Hilton brand announced new digital program for all travelers. The three month long campaign is aimed to make Canopy hotels better and more tailored to a specific location where... Read further

Hotels in Brussels and Barcelona Enjoy Prosperous April

Hotels in both Barcelona and Brussels enjoyed great increases in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in April 2015. The growth estimated 30.5% and 34.7%... Read further

Carlson Rezidor Opens Park Inn Hotel Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Keflavik International Airport, Iceland. The new hotel will be a converted one and will start operating under the new brand... Read further

Reservation System of New Generation in IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that the company will develop a brand new reservation system for its hotels. The reservation system of new generation or GRS (Guest Reservation... Read further

Jazz Performances at St. Regis Hotels Worldwide

Starwood Hotels and Resorts prepared a series of special programs that will be certainly liked by all fans of jazz music. The Jazz Legends at St. Regis series includes jazz performances in... Read further

Bulgari Will Develop Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Bulgary, famous Rome-based maker of jewelry and perfume, will open a Bulgari-branded hotel in Dubai together with Meraas Holding LLC. The luxury resort will be located on a manmade island... Read further

Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz Welcomes Its Guests

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of its new hotel in prime location of the German capital. Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz will be managed by IHG... Read further

Radisson Opens Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport Hotel

The Rezidor Hotel Group opened one more property under the Park Inn by Radisson brand. The new hotel will become a great choice for short-term visitors to Istanbul as it is located just 4... Read further

Glorious Results of UK Provincial Hotels in April 2015

April 2015 continued trend of the year with not very optimistic results of hotels in London and improving performance of provincial accommodations. London hotels ended the month with... Read further

Almost Half of British Travellers Use Mobile Devices for Booking Hotels

The study by Expedia Media Solutions throws light upon travel content and booking with different devices in the UK. As these days many households have different types of devices, it becomes... Read further

Improving Results of French Hotel Industry in March

Hotels in France start showing signs of improvement after relatively weak beginning of the year. Even though March results cannot be called exceptional, they helped finish the first... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Partners with Harper’s Bazaar

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced new partnership program with prominent fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. During the one year long collaboration the magazine will showcase... Read further

Apa Group to Build the Biggest Hotel in Japan

Apa Group has revealed its ambitious plans regarding the building of the biggest hotel in the country. The building will be finished right in time for the 2020 Olympic Games that will take... Read further

Equinox to Launch Health-Focused Hotel Brand

Equinox Holdings, New York headquartered company which is famous for running a chain of Equinox fitness clubs, announced that it will diversify its business and will launch a hotel brand.... Read further

Unicef Charity at Family Resort Club Mac in Mallorca

Club Mac hotel in Port d’Alcudia, the north coast of Majorca, is a great example of how hotels can participate in charity activities. The hotel has raised 13,495 euro in the past two... Read further

European Hoteliers Benefit from Sporting Events

Major UK markets are expected to post high results due to the Rugby Games that will take place in the country in September and October. As this year the games are to be held during the... Read further

Ascott Debuts with Citadines Brand in Vietnam, UAE, and Malaysia

The Ascott Limited announced new hotels that will be added to the portfolio of its Citadines brand. These will be first properties in Vietnam, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. The first... Read further

Eco Friendly Amenities by Coke at Starwood Hotels

Starwood announced collaboration of its brand W Hotels Worldwide with Coca-Cola Co. and musician Together they will make new branded bed sheets with recycled plastic. The new... Read further

Receptionist Who Stole £19,000 Was Fined £1

It was discovered that receptionist at Premier Inn hotel in Newcastle stole £19,000 by forging signatures at cash refunds. Even though Joanna Goodall admitted the crime, she was... Read further

Indonesian Government Will Relax Meeting Ban

Hotels in Indonesia can finally sigh with relief after the country’s government made it public that it would relax ban on government meetings in hotels. That will help local hotels... Read further

No Cage Eggs and Crate Pork for Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide announced its new ecological initiative. The internationally famous hotelier will stop using cages of egg-laying chicken and gestation crates which are used to keep and... Read further

Sustainable Dining at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has decided to add some changes to its culinary sustainability program. Called Rooted in Nature, the program will take place in all Shangri-La and Kerry... Read further

Dubai-inspired Hotel to Appear in the Alps

When it comes to Dubai, many tourists will surely mention their signature hotels, many of which simply amaze visitors with their scale and grandeur. The famous Dubai tower hotel, which was... Read further

Focus on Fashion at Sofitel Hotel in Paris

Paris is a famous European capital that has become a synonym of fashion. Style is an essential part of this chic city with numerous couture houses and signature charm, so no wonder that... Read further

Wedding Trends for 2015

As a rule, weddings, or at least a part of them, take place in hotels, so hoteliers should keep an eye on this segment and try to offer new improved services that will keep newlyweds and... Read further

New Luxury Hotel in Dubai by Taj Group

Taj Group, India-based hotel company, announced the opening of its new luxury project. This time it will be a luxury hotel in Dubai, near the Burj Khalifa area.

The Dubai... Read further

IHG to Open Hotel Indigo in Bath in 2016

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo in Bath, United Kingdom. The property will be managed by the famous hotelier in accordance with a franchise... Read further

Hotels in London Post Flat Results in March

March 2015 was definitely not the most successful month for hotels in the capital of the UK. As it is stated in the data provided by STR Global, London hotels had mostly flat performance in... Read further

Tough Times of French Hotel Industry

It cannot be told clearly, if January’s sad events had their negative impact on Paris tourist industry or maybe economic conditions made French guests visit Paris less, but after... Read further

Hotel Wi-Fi is Potentially Unsafe for Guests

As it is mentioned in Wired, hundreds of hotels around the world provide Wi-Fi that is not safe and vulnerable to “serious hacks”. The problem was detected by the security firm... Read further

Main Meeting Trends for 2015

Benchmark Hospitality International has published the main trends for business meetings that often take place at hotels. The company itself has vast experience in the area – Benchmark... Read further

Special Chinese Amenities in Hilton Hotels

According to the latest study by Bank of America, Chinese tourists are among biggest spenders and, as their number is growing, they become highly welcome guests in many hotels worldwide. In... Read further

Value of Hotels in Europe Increases

According to the newest report by HVS, hotels in Europe increase their value for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 European Hotel Valuation Index contains information about year to year... Read further

Travel Agent Training by Melia Hotels

Melia Hotels International has introduced its new program called MeliaPro-Training. This new software will help travelling professionals know more about the company and improve sales by... Read further

Riu Bravo Reopens its Hotel in Mallorca

In the end of March Riu Bravo finally reopened its hotel in Mallorca after long and extensive renovation. Now guests of the hotel are welcome to look at result of a five-month long work.... Read further

Marriott Opens Hotel in Bodrum Next Month

In the middle of May Marriott will open its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey. This time, the property will be located in the town of Yalikavak, a picturesque place on the Bodrum... Read further

Domestic Travel Boom in the UK

Due to several reasons such as terrorist attacks, fear over flying, and not enough security at various popular resort destinations, many UK travellers prefer to stay home this year. The... Read further

Interstate to Open 18 Hotels in the UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has some grandiose plans regarding its presence in the UK. The famous hotelier announced 18 new properties to be added soon to its portfolio. The hotels are... Read further

Cheap Rental Rates in France Cause Controversy Among Hoteliers

French hoteliers ask the government to add measures to control certain websites that offer discounted rental prices. Such companies as AirBnB, Homelidays, or Housetrip often offer bookings... Read further

Bookings via Instagram in Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels and Resorts now offers a brand new opportunity for its customers. It is possible to make booking in Conrad hotels using such popular service as Instagram. Simply find a photo... Read further

Steigenberger Launches Its Off-Beat Hotel Brand in Amsterdam

The Steigenberger Hotel Group announced the launch of its new hotel brand named Jazz. This is the third brand by the hotelier, and it will be officially launched this September together... Read further

Strong Results of Hotels in Budapest and Warsaw in February 2015

February 2015 brought impressive results to hotels in some European destinations. For example, hotels in Budapest and Warsaw managed to reach growth of gross operating profit per available... Read further

New SPA in Iconic Hotel in Baden-Baden

It is always a challenge to add new facility to a famous historic hotel. Designers and architects face a problem of maintaining the atmosphere and concept of property, while keeping in mind... Read further

Luxury Hotels in Rome Attract More Investors

Rome is called among most popular destinations for investors this year. That is particularly true about luxury hotel segment of the city. In the new report published by HVS, it can be... Read further

First Modular Hotel by Hilton at Bristol Airport

Hilton Worldwide will develop its first hotel at Bristol Airport under its economy brand Hampton by Hilton. The hotel will be opened together with famous modular hotels provider CIMC. The... Read further

First Property by the New Venu Hotels Brand

Jumeirah Group announced the opening of its first hotel under the new lifestyle brand Venu. The Venu Bluewaters Hotel will be opened together with Meeras Holding with Jumeirah Group acting... Read further

Green Initiatives of Courtyard Paris Arcueil

The Courtyard hotel in Paris has always been among most active fighters for cleaner and greener environment. The hotel’s initiatives cover different spheres of work as it raises money... Read further

Marriott Opens Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite in France

Another addition to French portfolio of Marriott was officially open last month. Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite International enjoys wonderful location in the heart of the historical part of the... Read further

AC Hotel Paris Debuts with Hotel in Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Marriott has added one more hotel to its European portfolio, this time in the grounds of Paris-Le Bourget Airport. AC Hotel Paris Le Bourget will be a perfect choice for business travelers... Read further

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Growing

January 2015 brought mixed results to hotel performance of European region. While Northern Europe enjoyed improving results and growth of year-to-year metrics, hotels in Eastern Europe... Read further

Debut Hotel in Istanbul by Steigenberger

Steigenberger Hotel Group, German hotelier with headquarters located in Frankfurt, will soon debut on hotel market of Turkey with its first hotel in Istanbul. Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul... Read further

New Ritz-Carlton Resort in Petaling Jaya in Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to open its second hotel in Malaysia. The luxury accommodation will be located in a popular place known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle. The... Read further

2015 Dining Trends by Benchmark

Benchmark Hospitality International has presented its annual report dedicated to most important trends in dining. Top Dining Trends 2015 were prepared by executive chefs of Benchmark... Read further

Minor Comes to Europe and South America

The Bangkok headquartered hotelier Minor Hotel Group will soon mark its presence on two new continents by acquiring six hotels in Europe and South America. Thanks to this deal, the hotel... Read further

New Meet with Purpose Concept by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new program named Meet with Purpose. The concept was specially designed for meetings and events, and is aimed to reduce waste production and... Read further

Record Year for European Hotel Industry

2014 was a year when hotel industry of Europe reached another record in terms of international tourist arrivals. For this year, ETC (European Travel Commission) forecasts even... Read further

Promising Results of London Hotels in January

Preliminary January 2015 data by STR Global for London shows positive results and definite growth of all main metrics. Hotels in the UK capital again managed to improve their already high... Read further

Main Food Trends by Four Seasons in 2015

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts published main trends in food industry for 2015. The report was made by chefs of the company. They tried to gather various aspects concerning food, including... Read further

New Resort in the Maldives by Patina

Patina Hotels & Resorts signed contract with Telos Investment about the management of The Patina hotel in Thanburudhoo, Maldives. The property will be the first resort under the new brand... Read further

Netflix Access at Marriott Hotels

These days, hoteliers try to attract visitors not only by wonderful service and stylish design, but also by support for newest trends and technologies. Millennial tourists have become quite... Read further

Scandic Becomes Biggest Hotel Operator in Stockholm

Scandic and AxFast will open certainly one of most famous grand hotels in Stockholm. The hotel will be located in the historic PUB building and that will only strengthen positions of... Read further

Grand Sale at Iconic Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo

Collectors of antiques and historic items simply cannot miss this event. Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is organizing an auction where it will sell more than 4,000 lots. That way the iconic... Read further

Watch Inspired Hotel in Venice

These days, it’s hard to amaze modern travellers who seem to get used to quality service and great design, so hotels in many popular tourist destinations try to discover something new... Read further

New Food and Dining Program in IHG Hotels

IHG has launched a new program dedicated to food and beverage. The main idea was to bring not only new dishes and drinks to menus, but to offer local food that is both healthy and... Read further

Occupancy in European Hotels Keeps Growing

In December 2014, European hoteliers enjoyed growth of occupancy of 5.2% to 59.3% in total. The growth was reached in all main currencies – US Dollar, Euro, and British pound.... Read further

Starwood to Open a 394 Guestroom Hotel in Berlin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of a new hotel in Germany. Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade will be launched in accordance with franchise agreement... Read further

Impressive Results of Hotels in Amsterdam and Brussels

December brought very good results for hotels in Brussels and Amsterdam. They showed best performance among all European markets and managed to achieve a tremendous growth of GOPPAR... Read further

Great Year for the UK Hotel Industry

Strong end of the year only helped hotels in the UK post fantastic results for 2014. The growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) was noticeable throughout the... Read further

New Lucy Application by Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels has recently launched Lucy – a new mobile application that allows guests improving their experience with the hotelier thanks to integration of their devices with the... Read further

Marriott Will Not Block Personal Wi-Fi

In previous news, we mentioned the problem of personal Wi-Fi spots and attempts of Marriott to block it. The famous hotelier was fined for using technologies that block personal Wi-Fi spots... Read further

New Midscale Lifestyle Brand by Emaar

Emaar Hospitality Group announced the launch of a new lifestyle brand that will operate in the mid-market segment. The brand is called Rove Hotels, and the hotelier plans to add as many as... Read further

Macau Prostitution Arrests Involve Famous Hotel Chain

As it is stated in South China Morning Post, Macau police arrested members of a large criminal syndicate. During the operation, over 100 people were arrested. That includes Alan Ho, nephew... Read further

Eco Luxury in Shanghai

These days, hotels try to use all ways to attract customers. This can be new design, hot new services or “eco-friendly” label. The latter can be seen in various areas, such as... Read further

Hotels in Dubai Post Declining Results

Hotels in Dubai posted declining results in all main metrics in November 2014, which caused decrease in revenues of the region’s hotel industry. Weakened performance made RevPAR... Read further

Hilton Comes to Patong

Hilton will add one more property in Thailand by opening a hotel in Patong. The Hilton Phuket Patong Resort is set to open in 2018 in a convenient location along the main coastal road that... Read further

New Hotel in Bangkok by Four Seasons and Country Group

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Country Group. Together, the companies will open a posh hotel and residential complex along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.... Read further

China’s Outbound Market to Grow in 2015

The study conducted by Attract China Inc. clearly shows that year by year more Chinese tourists make travels abroad. In 2015, the number of Chinese outbound travellers is expected to reach... Read further

Marriott Continues Debates Over Wi-Fi Jamming

Marriott International continues to insist on its right to block other Wi-Fi networks other than its own in its hotels. The old story remained unchanged until the beginning of January, when... Read further

New Projects in the UK by Interstate

Interstate Hotels and Resorts announced a series of additions to its UK portfolio. The famous hotelier will add as many as six new hotels in the country. Known as one of best choices for... Read further

Main Hotel Industry Trends 2015

According to the last Las Vegas Trend Report, this year hotels will be even more targeted at millennials. This growing generation of travelers becomes a group that all hoteliers dream to... Read further

Dalata Adds More Hotels to Its Network

Dalata, a growing Irish chain of hotels, expands actively and adds more properties to its fast growing portfolio. The hotelier has just acquired a whole portfolio consisting of nine hotels... Read further

Coral Reef Support in Malaysia by Starwood

Starwood will help saving and developing underwater life in Malaysia. The famous hotelier operates The Andaman in Langkawi, a high end resort and a member of Starwood’s Luxury... Read further

The Know Loyalty Program by Virgin

Virgin Hotels has just launched its new loyalty program called The Know. The program offers more than an ordinary hotel loyalty program. Guests will receive personalized service and will be... Read further

Childcare Services in InterContinental Hotels

People, who travel with kids, know how hard it can be sometimes to make everything planned. Many hotels these days offer special child zones with animators to keep kids entertained while... Read further

University Campus to be Turned to a Luxury Hotel

The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen has reported the multimillion-pound deal, according to which the university sold one of its buildings that will be turned into a hotel. The... Read further

Breastfeeding Policy at Claridge’s Causes Controversy

One of most popular destinations for travellers in the capital of the UK, Claridge’s hotel in London, has recently drawn much attention and become in the centre of uproar because of... Read further

Four Seasons Launches Wristband Room Access

Wearable technology has become a hot trend these days. Giant companies like Google or Apple offer new gadgets that immediately get an army of fans. Google Glass, Fitbit, smart watches... Read further

Hard Rock Comes to India

Hard Rock will debut on Indian market with its Hard Rock Hotel Goa. The company, which is recognised as one of most iconic and famous brands in the world, will finally make a debut on the... Read further

Increased Demand in Hotels in Bali

The new report published by Horwath HTL together with C9 Hotelworks reveals that hotels in Bali experience increased level of demand. This is particularly true if calculate international... Read further

New Better Sleep Initiative in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts cares about quality night sleep of its clients, and so the company launched Heavenly Bed initiative many years ago. This year, the hotelier celebrates the 15th... Read further

Asian Social Media Preferences in a Study by Accor

Accor has published its report The 2014 Accorhotels Social Media Monitor, in which it threw light upon habits of Asian hotel guests. According to the study, 4 out of 5 travellers usually... Read further

Nail Bar in a London Hotel

These days females travel a lot on both business and leisure occasions, and regardless of the reason for travelling, they still want to look attractive every day. Stylish, fashionable or... Read further

Disney to Open a Toy Story Themed Hotel

Disney has revealed its plans concerning the building of a hotel complex dedicated to the famous series Toy Story. The hotel will be located in Shanghai and will start operating in December... Read further

Three New Hotels by Accor for Paris-Orly Airport

Accor Group will open three new hotels in French airport Orly. That will be done together with Aeroports de Paris, the owner and developer of the land. The hotels will be open in the Coeur... Read further

French Hotels Post Mixed Growth in October 2014

October has traditionally been one of the most important months for hotels in France as during this month business and leisure demand combines, bringing good profit for hotels in the... Read further

Radisson Blu Hotel Opens in Belgrade

Carlson Residor has announced the opening of a new hotel in Belgrade. With the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, the internationally famous hotelier will add the largest upper upscale brand in... Read further

In-bed Breakfast Record in Shanghai Hotel

Do you like in-bed breakfasts? If yes, how about having an in-bed breakfast together with over 300 people? Pudong Shangri-La hotel in East Shanghai organized quite an unusual event.... Read further

Main F&B Trends for 2015

Food and beverage are an essential part of services offered by hotels around the world and one of main sources of non-room revenues, so there’s no wonder that this field is thoroughly... Read further

Courtyard by Marriott in Edinburgh is Set to Open in 2016

Having launched its new hotel design concept for European market in Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Marriott announced the launch of its second Courtyard-branded hotel in Scotland. This... Read further

Family Offerings in Shangri-La Sanya Resort and Spa

These days, many tourists prefer to travel together with their families, and improving health care makes elderly people more active, giving rise to such trend as multi-generational travel.... Read further

Accor Buys New Boutique Hotel Brand

Accor, a famous European hotelier, now has a 35% stake in the boutique hotel brand called Mama Shelter. The brand features electric modern design and support for new technologies, so it... Read further

Hilton Opens DoubleTree Hotel in Venice

Hilton Worldwide has strengthened its presence in Italy by opening one more hotel in one of most popular destinations in the country – Venice. DoubleTree by Hilton Venice North is a... Read further

Marriott Brings Residence Inn Brand to Sarajevo

Marriott International continues its active expansion in Europe, and opens its first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Residence Inn Sarajevo fills a gap in not so widespread segment –... Read further

New Coffee Campaign in Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien announced the launch of a new program that will be definitely welcomed by many guests who enjoy quality coffee. The company started Inspiration Brewed Here program in... Read further

First Indian Hotel by JW Marriott

Marriott announced the opening of its first hotel in India under the JW Marriott brand. JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa is located in picturesque area right in the foothills... Read further

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Milan and Prague in October 2014

Hotels in Milan and Prague both posted tremendous results for the month of October, reaching the growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 37.5% and... Read further

Occupancy of European Hotels Grows in November

The new data published by STR Global shows that six large European markets posted growth in October 2014. This year can be called a positive one for hotel industry of Europe as it has... Read further

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in Amsterdam. Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam will have 478 guestrooms and is set to open in 2016. The hotel will become the European... Read further

Mobile Room Keys in Hilton and Starwood Hotels

Two large hotel companies, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced the launch of new service, keyless room access with mobile phone. Starwood already offers this... Read further

Water-Bottling Plant in Centara Hotels

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi hotel in Thailand is a beautiful resort located on the beach in a small secluded bay. Guests of this hotel will enjoy absolute privacy and... Read further

Hampton to Open 400 Hotels in China

Hilton Worldwide has very ambitious plans regarding its expansion in China, and the latest news only prove that. The famous hotelier announced its collaboration with Plateno Hotels Group,... Read further

European Business Travel to Grow in 2014 and 2015

According to the latest report published by The GBTA Foundation (the Global Business Travel Association), business travel in Europe is expected to grow this and next year. This... Read further

Extended Free Wi-Fi Service in Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced recent changes in its Wi-Fi service rules and granted free basic Wi-Fi access to all members of the company’s loyalty program Marriott Rewards. The... Read further

Athens and Hamburg Post Promising Results in September 2014

September was generally a good month for hotels in Europe, and that is particularly true for hotels in Athens and Hamburg. They managed to achieve impressive year-on-year growth of GOPPAR... Read further

Karisma Comes to Belgrade

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection with award winning properties in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, announced the launch of its first property in Serbia. Allure... Read further

Hilton Paris Opera to Open Next Year

Hilton Paris Opera will open its doors again in January 2015. The hotel was closed for an extensive restoration that cost the famous company US$50 million. The 268 guestroom hotel is... Read further

European Tourism Shows Growth in 2014

The first three quarters of 2014 showed positive dynamics of growth of European tourism. This information is posted in the latest report by the European Travel Commission. The growth was... Read further

Mixed September Results for French Hotel Industry

September was quite a challenging month for hotel industry of France. At a glance, the situation seems not as bad as overall performance was improving, and occupancy was growing throughout... Read further

New Guestrooms in Crowne Plaza Hotels

IHG has announced the new guestroom concept for its Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand. The design is very thoughtful and space efficient. It took the company several years to develop it... Read further

New Program for Planning Professionals by Hilton

Hilton has recently launched a new network dedicated specially for planning professionals. Idea Network will help these people get new ideas, latest news, feedback from other pros, and... Read further

Meliá Hotels to Expand in Qatar and Indonesia

Meliá Hotels International will strengthen its positions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific and will open two new properties – hotels in Doha (Qatar) and Bintan... Read further

Tune Hotels Plan to Invest 200 Million Pounds to its UK Portfolio

Tune Hotels, global hotel chain that belongs to the Tune Group, together with Tony Fernandes, who is founder and chief executive of AirAsia, announced their plans to open as many as 25... Read further

Business Travellers are Not Stopped by Ebola

Current outbreak of Ebola has had almost no impact on business travellers. This information was published by the Global Business Travel Association. The survey organized by this... Read further

New Pop-Up Menu in London Hotel

Many of us certainly remember child years, when we enjoyed reading and looking at wonderful illustrations in pop-up books. You can get this feeling back if you decide to visit The Beaufort... Read further

Carlson Residor Brings Its Radisson Red Brand to China

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will soon open its first Radisson Red hotel in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan hotel in north-eastern part of the country.... Read further

Hilton Finally Launches Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide has finally announced the launch of a new easily accessible hotel brand named Canopy by Hilton. This will be the 12th brand of the internationally famous hotelier.... Read further

New Characters for Kids in Hard Rock Hotels

Hard Rock International presented to public its new characters called Hard Rock Roxtars. These characters will be used in catering program for children available at Hard Rock branded... Read further

New Brands by Best Western

Best Western International announced the launch of a new boutique brand named Vib (the name is pronounced as Vibe) and a new soft brand BW Premier Collection.

The name... Read further

Marriott Adds Wireless Charging in Hotel Lobbies

With raising popularity of various gadgets, it has become absolutely normal to see many people with tangled power chords who search for electrical outlets in coffee shops and other public... Read further

Provincial Hotels in the UK Strengthen Their Positions in August

August 2014 was generally a positive month for the whole hotel industry of the UK, with provincial hotels continuing to strengthen their positions and London hotels finally bouncing back to... Read further

Accor Returns to Myanmar

Accor marked its return to Myanmar by opening the 165 guestroom Lake Garden hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. According to the hotelier, currently the capital of Myanmar experiences growth of the... Read further

French Hotel Industry Posts Promising Results in August 2014

August was generally a good month for hotel industry of France, particularly for its midscale and upscale segments. Most of destinations in the country posted increased RevPAR that was... Read further

Marriott Needs to Pay US$600k for Blocking Personal Wi-Fi

Marriott International will need to pay as much as US$600,000 to the government for blocking own Wi-Fi network of conference attendees in one of its hotels and forcing guests to use the... Read further

Japanese Styled Capsule Hotel Opens in Antwerp

Antwerp Student Hostel offers something really new for Belgium. After its introduction in London and Amsterdam airports, Singapore, Moscow and New York, the Japanese capsule hotel concept... Read further

Hotels in Dublin and Vienna Enjoy High Revenues in August 2014

August 2014 was a very profitable month for hotels in Dublin and Vienna. Both destinations managed to reach a double digit increase in their average daily rate, which positively affected... Read further

Soho is The Most Expensive Place for Travellers to Stay in London

Soho was called the most expensive London district for travelers. This information was published by British CheapRooms website and is based on analysis of lodging cost.

The... Read further

New Hotels by IHG in Portugal

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will add two more hotels in Portugal to its portfolio. These will be two properties in Portugal – InterContinental Lisbon and Crowne Plaza... Read further

Radisson Sells Its Assets in the UK

It was reported that three hotels in the UK, namely Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburg, The Quay Leisure Park in Glasgow and the Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre are put on sale... Read further

140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial in Vienna

The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a portfolio of exclusive hotels of the famous hotelier, unveiled new facilities in its Luxury Collection Hotel in Vienna. The... Read further

Wellness Trends are Affected by Urbanization and Growing Loneliness

Recent Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), which takes place annually, defined newest trends for the industry and underlined such key factors as gender shift, growing importance of... Read further

Moderns Travellers Seek Excitement

TripAdvisor has recently published its newest research called “the Psychology of Travel” that shows most important factors that impact vacation choices of travellers. During the... Read further

Marriott Develops New Guestrooms Together with Guests

It’s not a secret that these days large hotel companies are ready to do almost anything to offer something new and interesting and to provide guests with best service. Marriott... Read further

Historically Inspired Resort Opens in Montenegro

It is always hard to find something new in resort design, and so it’s not a secret that many hotels of this category look much alike. However, architects and designers of the... Read further

IHG Opens Two Hotels in Portugal

IHG will add two more hotels to its portfolio by signing management deals of InterContinental hotel in Lisbon and Crowne Plaza hotel in Porto. The properties will operate in accordance with... Read further

Marriott Encourages Hotel Guests to Leave Tips

Marriott International will partner together with A Woman’s Nation (a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver) and will encourage hotel guests to leave tips to room... Read further

Dubai to Get a $1.4 Billion Resort

It has been reported that Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) together with Kerzner International will build a fantastic 46-story resort, with the cost of the project equal to... Read further

Starwood Was Added to Apple Watch

Not so long ago Apple has launched a new product – Apple Watch, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is already featured in that device. The hotelier has developed a special... Read further

Four Points Debuts in Turkey

Starwood will debut in Turkey with its hotel brand Four Points by Sheraton. The property will be opened in accordance with management agreement with Ever Group. Four Points by Sheraton... Read further

Healthy Food Vending Machines by Marriott

Marriott Hotels has launched quite an unusual new program – the famous hotelier now offers healthy food not only in its restaurants and bars, but also through special vending... Read further

Loyalty Program for Meeting and Travelling Pros by Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched a new loyal program that is targeted at professionals who organize meetings and travels for others. The budget of SPG Pro is US$30 million, and... Read further

New Blank Canvas Project by Marriott

Marriott International has prepared something interesting for its new brand Moxi Hotels. In order to celebrate the opening of the first property by this brand – Moxi Hotel in Milan,... Read further

BHM to Manage Two Hotels in the UK

Branded Hotel Management reported it had signed a contract regarding management of two hotels in Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. Previously, the hotels were managed by famous hotel... Read further

Artyzan Hospitality Comes to Asia

Artyzen Hospitality Group will soon open its first hotel in Asia Pacific through Artyzan CitizenM Asia Ltd. The debut property will operate under the CitizenM brand and will be located in... Read further

Green Floor in Hong Kong Hotel

These days, eco-friendly travel is one of main trends, and more and more tourists prefer to choose hotels that are environment conscious. Eco travel was proclaimed one of main trends of... Read further

Hospitality Education in China by Marriott

Marriott International has announced the launch of its new program for China called Marriott Apprentice Program (MAP program). The program, which was prepared by American Hotel &... Read further

Provincial Hotels in the UK Post Growth While London Declines

July 2014 brought mixed results for hotel industry of the UK. The main market of the country, London, posted declines for a third consecutive month, but provincial hotels managed to... Read further

Autograph Opens Hotels in Zurich and Barcelona

Marriott International announced expansion of its Autograph Collection portfolio to Europe. The famous hotelier will add two hotels in famous European cities, namely, in Zurich... Read further

Starwood Opens Element Hotel in Frankfurt Airport

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has debuted on European market with its Element brand. The first property to use that name is Element Frankfurt Airport. It has also become the first... Read further

Tourism in Europe is Growing

European tourism develops, and Germany is one of reasons for that growth. In 2013, the number of arrivals in Europe added 5.4% as it is stated in the latest report prepared by ITB... Read further

Shangri-La Launches New Hotel Brand

Hong Kong headquartered hotelier Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of a new hotel brand that will replace the existing Traders Hotels brand. The new brand Hotel Jen was... Read further

Racing Experience for Waldorf Astoria Guests

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts always searches for something new for its customers. This time, the famous hotelier decided to launch a new program that will allow everyone to know how it... Read further

Highest Swimming Pool in London Debuts in Shangri-La Hotel

Now Shangri-La Hotel At the Shard, London, will be home to one more sight of this wonderful city – the highest swimming pool in the capital of the UK. The brand new Skypool is located... Read further

First Golf Resort in China by Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company has unveiled its plans regarding the building of the company’s first golf resort in China. The resort will be located on the beautiful tropical island... Read further

Food and Wine Festival in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts decided to pumper its guests with a new program dedicated to food and wine. Called Four Seasons Hotels Food & Wine Festivals, the program will help guests... Read further

Hottest Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Travel network Virtuoso regularly posts its ratings of most sought after destinations around the world. Latest rating has brought some unexpected changes to the list. The whole rating was... Read further

New Presidential Suite in a Swiss Resort

Luxury travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of Swiss scenery with maximum comfort available, certainly need to pay attention to Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. The resort has recently undergone... Read further

Historic Italian Hotel Reopens After Restoration

Modern travellers really have many options when choosing a hotel to stay in. They can pick up an ultra-modern hotel with design that is in line with latest trends in the industry. It is... Read further

Jimmy Choo Cocktails in a Hong Kong Hotel

Hong Kong is home to the highest hotel in the world – The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. On the level 102 of the hotel there’s famous Lounge & Bar, and that is the place where guests... Read further

Occupancy in European Hotels is Up in July 2014

Last month brought some positive results for hotels in the European region. Occupancy was slightly growing throughout the region, and four destinations managed to increase their RevPAR by... Read further

Scandic Hotels are First EU Ecolabel Hotels in Poland

Now Poland also has hotels that meet all strict environmental requirements of EU Ecolabel certification. The first company to reach that honourable status was Scandic. Now Scandic hotels in... Read further

Social Contests by Hilton and Radisson

These days it’s hard to overestimate the importance of social networks, and big hotels companies are very well aware of that fact, so they try different means of attracting and... Read further

Special Menus for Guests with Food Allergies in Palladium Hotels

Palladium Hotels & Resorts has launched new menu that is targeted at guests with food allergies. Currently, the menu is available in Palladium hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and... Read further

Millennial Travellers and Their Love for Loyalty Programs

According to a recent study conducted by Deloitte, two-thirds (66%) of Millennials consider loyalty programs and “unique rewards” an important factor when choosing a... Read further

New Beach in Hotel in Cannes

Hotel design is a fast developing area. As many hotels are located in places, where every square meter costs a lot, architects and designers try to use space wisely. Earlier, this concerned... Read further

Private Culinary Lessons by Phulay Bay

Phulay Bay, a resort by Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand, offers new service for travellers. The company wants its guests not only to enjoy their stay at the resort, but also to take... Read further

Ritz-Carlton Wants Travellers to Share Their Memories

Ritz-Carlton decided to help guests of its hotels around the world to share their travelling experience, memories, funny and entertaining facts using the new social media platform on... Read further

Hotels in London Post Not Very Optimistic Results in July 2014

London is not only one of most popular cities in the world, but also a key European destination, and so its results are very important for understanding the processes within the industry.... Read further

Hilton Announces Improved Customization Support

Hilton Worldwide announced new customization options for members of its loyalty program Hilton HHonors. By the end of this year guests will be able to check-in using their mobile devices... Read further

ClubCorp To Open Private Club and Boutique Hotel in Hangzhou, China

ClubCorp, the leading company in the area of private club hotels, plans to open a private club and boutique hotel West Lake Lu near Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. The beautiful... Read further

New Well-Being Programs in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of two new partnerships as a part of its Westin Well-Being Movement global program. These new campaigns were developed together with SuperChefs... Read further

Poor Results of French Hotel Industry in June

June didn’t bring any optimism to French hoteliers as they finished the month with negative RevPAR. The reason for such decline is continuing instability in the country’s... Read further

Peninsula Hotel in Paris Opens After Restoration

One of luxury hotels in the City of Light, Paris, is finally open and welcomes its guests. The Peninsula was opened earlier this month after a long restoration that lasted four years. The... Read further

Successful June for Hotels in Barcelona and Milan

Barcelona and Milan hotels definitely had a successful month in June 2014 as they managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 8.5% and... Read further

Hotels in Provincial UK Get More Profit While London Suffers

This summer cannot be called a successful one for hotels in London that suffer lower profitability for second consecutive month. At the same time, provincial hotels post improved... Read further

Amsterdam Becomes the Most Popular European Destination This Summer

Hotels in Amsterdam have a hot season now as the city has become the most popular European destination for this summer. The occupancy of Amsterdam hotels only proves this fact – while... Read further

Hotels in Istanbul Maintain Their Revenues While Demand Falls

Tourist industry of Turkey is not in its best state at the moment because for several years already the growth of hotel supply exceeds hotel demand. The difference may not be big (the... Read further

IHG To Open Four Hotels in the UK

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) will increase its presence in the UK by opening four additional hotels under the Holiday Inn brand. One of the largest hotel companies in the... Read further

Hotels in Israel Lose Money Because of Operation Protective Edge

According to the report of the Israel Hotel Association, hotels in the country have already lost over US$100 million and growing because of Operation Protective Edge. The estimated sum... Read further

Travel Spending Patterns of Companies

It’s not a secret that business travellers, both individual and group ones, bring a good share of profit to hotels, so hotel companies commission surveys to find out their needs and... Read further

Artist Made Rooms in Boutique Hotel in London

These days many street artists become true international stars, and their works are exhibited in museums and sold at auctions. Andaz London Liverpool Street decided to stay in trend and... Read further

Hotel Guests Satisfaction Grows

The new report prepared by J.D. Power clearly states that these days hotel guests are more satisfied with the service they get. Actually, the satisfaction rate has reached its peak level... Read further

New Hotel in Bosnia & Herzegovina by Marriott

Marriott International announced that it will bring its Courtyard by Marriott brand to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new hotel in the capital of the country is expected to open in the middle... Read further

Dorchester Hotel Gets Robbed Again

Dorchester Hotel in London, which is known as one of most luxury and famous hotels in the country, suffered from one more smash-and-grab jewellery raid. This happened a bit more than a... Read further

Write About Your Most Disastrous Trip and Win in Contest

Almost every traveller has at least one unlucky vacation or a trip that was supposed to be pleasant and entertaining, but in reality it turned out to be the opposite. If you were unlucky to... Read further

New Historic Hotel in London by Belmond

Belmond announced it will take over management of the 64-guestroom The Cadogan hotel located in London. The historic hotel will be managed in accordance with a third-party agreement with... Read further

New Hotel in Aberdeen by Sandman Hotel Group

It was announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) had sold its building on St Andrews Street to Canadian hotelier Sandman Hotel Group. Now the building in the heart of Aberdeen,... Read further

New Luxury Brand by Marco Polo Hotels

Marco Polo Hotels will diversify its business by launching new brand in luxury segment. This is going to be the first brand of such class in the company’s portfolio. The company,... Read further

New Hotel in Amsterdam by Steigenberger

Encouraged by success of Steigenberger Airport-Hotel at Schipol, Steigenberger decided to open one more hotel in Amsterdam. The newly built hotel will have 253 guestrooms, two underground... Read further

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt in May 2014

May 2014 was a wonderful month for hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt. Both the destinations experienced a significant growth in gross operating profit (GOPPAR). The growth reached... Read further

Accor Comes to Saudi Arabia

Accor Hotel Services Middle East will open a new hotel in the holy Saudi city of Madinah. The Pullman branded hotel will open in accordance with a management agreement with Munshaat Real... Read further

New Cocktails at Lebua Hotel in Bangkok

Lebua, one of iconic destinations in Bangkok, Thailand, now will attract guests not only by its exceptional service, but also by new exclusive cocktails available in two bars - Café Mozu... Read further

Marriott Opens First AC Hotels by Marriot in Paris

Marriott International debuted in Paris with its AC Hotels by Marriott brand. First in the capital of France, this is going to be the third AC Hotels by Marriott property in the country.... Read further

New Concepts of Melia Sol Hotels

Melia, famous hotel company, has several brands dedicated to different types of tourists. Sol Hotels and Resorts is the brand for leisure rest hotels and beach rest resorts. Trying to offer... Read further

New Hotel by Scandic in Berlin

Scandic added one more hotel to its portfolio. The company increased its presence in Germany by rebranding the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel will start operating as Scandic Berlin... Read further

French Pastries in Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts launched new program together with famous pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. The global éclair program will be available worldwide. According to it, guests of Le... Read further

Regional UK Hoteliers Improve Their Results in May 2014

May 2014 was rather a mixed month for hotel industry of the UK. While hoteliers in South East of the country enjoyed growth of revenues, hotels in London couldn’t reach results of May... Read further

Hotel Occupancy in Europe Added 3.2% in May 2014

According to the new data published by STR Global, May 2014 brought mixed results to European hotel industry. While some destinations like Athens (Greece) posted incredible increase... Read further

Mobile Hotels by Scandic

Scandic Hotels has launched a very interesting program – hotel on the go. The popular Scandinavian hotelier offers Scandic To Go hotels that are available not in a fixed location, but... Read further

Renaissance Opens a Hotel in Paris Hippodrome

Renaissance Hotels has just opened a hotel in one of most prestigious private leisure clubs in Paris. Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St Cloud Hotel has 110 guestrooms and offers... Read further

Exciting Summer Experiences in Peninsula Hotels

The Peninsula Hotels launched a new program called Peninsula Academy. The main aim of the program is to make summer rest of hotel guests even more exciting and unforgettable. Guests are... Read further

The Dorchester Hotel in London Gets Burglarized

The Dorchester Hotel in central London suffered from smash-and-grab thieves who robbed jewelry displays of one of the best known luxury hotels in the country. A group of men on mopeds... Read further

W Hotels to Debut in Shenyang

Starwood Hotels and Resorts will improve the presence of its brand W Hotels Worldwide in China by opening a hotel in Shenyang, a province in Northeast China. The property will start... Read further

Street Art in London Hotel

These days more hotels try to show off their creative side by turning to art in general, and modern art in particular, so there’s no wonder why Andaz Liverpool Street hotel in London... Read further

New Wellness Dining Platform in IHG Hotels

Soon IHG will debut with its brand new F&B platform that will be wellness themed. The theme “wellness” is a hot topic these days, so there is no wonder why so many hotels try to... Read further

Art Meets Fashion in InterContinental Hotel in Davos

InterContinental Davos, Switzerland, has opened its new restaurant that will certainly attract fans of non-standard cuisine. Studio Grigio is the place, where visitors will enjoy not only... Read further

First Ritz-Carlton Resort on Langkawi

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced that it will double its presence in Malaysia. According to a new agreement with AJ Resorts SDN BHD, the famous hotelier will open a hotel on the... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Hotel to Be Closed

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, an iconic hotel in Manila, the capital of Philippines, will be closed this year after 38 years of glorious history. The sad news appeared recently in an official... Read further

New Music Spa Treatments in Hard Rock Hotels

Now guests of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos can enjoy a brand new concept of the brand’s spa called Rhythm and Motion. This concept is claimed to be the first music centred spa in the... Read further

New Hotel Brand by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Curio. This will be a global soft brand with 4-5 star properties around the world.

It is already reported... Read further

Special Yoga Program in W Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide has presented its new fitness program that was developed together with Tara Stiles. Currently, Fit with Tara Stiles is available in 45 W hotels worldwide, and their... Read further

Gentleman’s tea in Milestone Hotel in London

The Milestone hotel in London decided to make an unusual campaign to celebrate Father’s Day. During the whole month of June the hotel will serve a special “Gentleman’s... Read further

Hyatt to Open a Historic Hotel in Baden-Baden

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a hotel in a historic castle in Baden-Baden. The internationally famous hotel company will open a hotel in a 16th century castle in accordance with an... Read further

Mövenpick Expands Its “Go Healthy” Campaign to Europe and Africa

Swiss hotel company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announced it will soon introduce its dining program to new continents. The Glattbrugg-headquartered hotelier is to expand its “Go... Read further

Carbon-Negative Hotel in Scotland Welcomes Sustainability Fans

Three Glens house hotel in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, will surely attract attention of tourists who care about planet and prefer environment friendly hotels. Built in the middle of a farm,... Read further

UK Consumers Like Making Purchases With Mobile Devices

According to the newest study conducted by Expedia Media Solutions, UK consumers prefer making purchases with their mobile devices, and the mobile market of the country outpaces even the... Read further

Hard Rock to Open Hotel in Ibiza

Hard Rock International, the owner of the world famous chain Hard Rock Café, will soon open its first European property. That will be Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza that will start operating... Read further

Scandic to Open Hotel in Bergen Airport, Norway

Scandic will soon build one of largest business hotels in Western Norway. The new hotel will be located in Bergen Airport. With Scandic Fresland Airport property, Scandic enhances its... Read further

Accor Buys 97 Hotels in Europe

Accor announced one of biggest deals in the company’s history – the famous hotelier will purchase as many as 97 hotels in Europe for US$1.23 billion. Accor will buy two large... Read further

Marriott Gives Away Reward Points to Social Media Users

Now users of social media can benefit from their love to popular online services and get hotel reward points that can be then used in Marriott hotels worldwide. The famous hotelier has made... Read further

Wyndham Debuts in Doha with its Garden Brand

Wyndham Hotel Group brought its Garden hotel brand to Doha, Qatar. This will be the second property of the famous hotelier in the city with Wyndham Grand Regency being the first one... Read further

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo to Host Best Restaurant in the World

Mandarin Oriental hotel in Tokyo has announced details of its collaboration with Chef Rene Redzepi and Noma – the famous restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, that is called the best... Read further

Nobu to Debut in Europe

Nobu Hospitality will soon make its debut in Europe by opening a hotel in London. The company signed management agreement with Willow Corp. Sarl, the owner of the hotel, according to which... Read further

Ritz-Carlton is Inspired by Hemingway

Ritz-Carlton is currently in the process of creating a digital campaign for multiple social media channels, and the company wants customers to be a part of this program. For that purpose,... Read further

Branson Joins Boycott of Dorchester Hotel in London

Richard Branson, a prominent figure and founder of Virgin Group (London), announced that he and his company will boycott Dorchester Collection hotel in London. The famous... Read further

W Hotel in Taipei Rewards Non-professional Food Photographers

International popularity of social networks and photo sharing services has given birth to a worldwide phenomenon – making photos of food. Nowadays, it’s absolutely usual to see a... Read further

Tourism in Europe is in Bloom

The first quarter of 2014 showed clear growth in the number of international arrivals and overnight stays in Europe. Even though the result of first months cannot represent whole year,... Read further

The Luxury Collection to Invest 300 Million Euro to Hotel Restorations

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that the company and its investors will spend over 150 million euro for restoration purposes. The company plans to spend that money on iconic hotels in... Read further

Tour De France Boosts Hotel Bookings

This year, not only hotels in France, but also UK hotels can benefit from the legendary race that will kick off on July 2007. This is the first time Tour De France will pass through London... Read further

New Cocktails and Soundtrack in Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts announced new soundtrack that will be used in all hotels by this brand. The 24-hour soundtrack for lobby zone was made together with French Bossa Nova band... Read further

Digital Check-in in Accor Hotels

These days many hotel companies try to serve their guests faster with the help of various digital services, and Accor is no exception. Recently, the company announced the new digital... Read further

Hotel for Visitors with Horses

Coworth Park hotel located not far away from London has started offering new unusual services for equestrian guests. The property, which belongs to Dorchester Collection, now has a special... Read further

Rezidor Adds Hotels in London, Edinburgh, and Kuwait

Carlson Rezidor Group keeps expanding its network of hotels, and this time the famous company added hotels to its Quorvus Collection. These are The May Fair hotel in London, the Symphony... Read further

Hotels in France Post Declines for First Three Months of 2014

First trimester of 2014 cannot be called very successful for hotel industry of France. Even though the beginning of the year was quite uncertain, March results showed clear drop of main... Read further

Hotels in London are the Most Expensive in Europe

According to the data provided by The Hotel Solutions Provider (HRS), London is currently the most expensive European capital to stay in after rates in its hotels added more than... Read further

Hilton Opens Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Hilton Worldwide has finally opened a hotel in Amsterdam under its exclusive brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The property is located Herengracht, the area protected by UNESCO. The... Read further

Thailand to Recover from Political Unrest

Last year, hotels in Bangkok suffered from political unrest with hotel occupancy being down almost whole Q1 of 2014. The latest Thailand Tourism Forum that gathered industry professionals... Read further

Sky Weddings in Burj Al Arab

To be married couples who want to make a truly unforgettable and “one of a kind” wedding ceremony may be certainly interested in organizing their wedding in Dubai, where Burj Al... Read further

A 17th-century Hotel Opens After Renovation

The Hotel Ritter Durbach is finally open after renovation and expansion. That is one of oldest hotels in the country as it was founded in 1656. Now guests are welcome to attend this hotel... Read further

Shangri-La Opens a Hotel in Lhasa

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has marked its presence in one of the most exotic and undiscovered destinations in the world – Lhasa, which is the administrative center of Tibet.... Read further

UK Chain Hotels in March 2014

March 2014 was another good month for chain hotels in the UK, especially hotels in the South West Region of the country, where the growth has been posted since January. In March, the hotel... Read further

Occupancy in European Hotels is Up in March 2014

In March 2014, the European hotel industry had one more successful month with occupancy growing by 2.23% to 64.9% in total. The growth of the key indicator was posted in all popular... Read further

High Booking Rates for Spring Bank Holiday

The long weekend of Friday 23 – Sunday 25 May 2014, which is also known as Spring Bank Holiday, will be very beneficial for European hoteliers. Currently, more than a half of rooms for... Read further

InterCity Expands in Ingolstadt

Last month, InterCityHotel marked its presence in one of most famous cities of Bavaria – Ingolstadt, which is also known as an important city for automobile industry of the country.... Read further

NH Hotel in Madrid to Open 3-star Michelin Restaurant

NH Hotel Group is currently in the process of reinforcing dining facilities in its hotels and adding high cuisine, and as a part of that process the company has announced the opening of a... Read further

Digital Souvenirs by Marriott Hotels

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has marked its presence on the mobile applications market by launching CUR8, a special application that will help visitors share positive moments and travel... Read further

Elevated Bar in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong

Now guests of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong can enjoy something new in the recently opened “Exclusive 12” Lounge & Bar. The main concept of the bar is “high above... Read further

Melia Opens its First Hotel in Mongolia

Melia Hotels announced the opening of its first property in Mongolia. That is going to be Gran Melia hotel in Ulaanbaatar that will become the 13th Gran Melia branded hotel in the world and... Read further

Hotel in Portugal Adds an Art District

Group Pestana decided to make the first hotel in Europe that will have its own art district. The name of the hotel that will get such an honour is already revealed – Pousada Cascais.... Read further

Sky Spa in Banyan Tree Hotel in Macau

Macau is not only a gambling mecca for players from different parts of Asia and beyond, but is also a resort where visitors can try something new and exciting. For example, not many hotels... Read further

Hotels in Athens Recover From Social Unrest

According to the latest reports prepared by STR Global, hotels in Athens had a very successful year in 2013, and, thus, managed to show a significant improvement of performance.... Read further

Shangri-La Hotels Appoints Wine Ambassador

Hong-Kong headquartered hotelier Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has named the first wine ambassador of the company. This is Gerard Basset, who won the title of the Best Sommelier in the... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Comes to Beijing

Hilton Worldwide has finally debuted on luxury hotel market of Beijing with its exclusive Waldorf Astoria brand. Even though Waldorf Astoria is the first hotel of this brand in the capital... Read further

First Dual Branded Hotel in the Nordics

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will open the first dual branded hotel in Oslo that will also become the first dual branded hotel in the region. These are going to be The Radisson Blu Hotel... Read further

Las Vegas Increases Rooms in its Casino in Singapore

Las Vegas Sands, the biggest casino operator in the world, revealed its plans to add more rooms to the Marina Bay Sands project. The company has already asked authorities to provide more... Read further

Maritime History in Stora Hotellet in Sweden

Guests of Stora Hotellet, which is located in the Swedish city of Umea, are welcome to try something really new. They can get acquainted with the maritime history of the city without... Read further

Melia Opens ME Hotel in Milan

Melia Hotels International keeps developing its new lifestyle brand ME by Melia. This is a brand targeted at modern tourists who are keen on urban life and modern technologies. The hotelier... Read further

Underwater Art at the Resort in the Maldives

These days many hotels try to offer something unusual and unique in order to attract more visitors. Art in hotels has become quite common – many hotels use their lobbies and other... Read further

Signature Dishes by Kempinski GM

In summer 2013 President and CEO of Kempinski Hotels Reto Wittwer came up with idea for a challenge for all general managers of the group. They needed to create a signature dish that must... Read further

Waldorf Astoria Comes to Indonesia

Hilton Worldwide has announced new management agreements in Indonesia, and one of them will be the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the country. All the properties will be open in accordance... Read further

Karl Lagerfeld to Design His First Hotel

Karl Lagerfeld, world famous designer who stands behind the Chanel brand, will try a profession of a hotel designer. His first works will be a hotel in Macau.

As it was... Read further

Hotel Loyalty Program by Worldhotels

On April 24 Worldhotels will officially launch its loyalty program named Worldhotels Peakpoints. The all-virtual loyalty program is absolutely free to join, and its members can get benefits... Read further

UK Chain Hotels in February 2014

The UK hotel market started the year with improving results, showing two consecutive months of growth. They posted year-on-year increase of all top indicators and managed to reach... Read further

Profitable February for Hotels in Europe

According to the data provided by STR Global, in February 2014 hotels in Europe posted mostly improved results. Occupancy was growing in majority of regions, adding 3.3%. The average... Read further

New Hotel brand by Yoo Hotels

Yoo Hotels announced the launch of its new hotel brand named Yoo2. The first hotel under the new brand has already been opened in Istanbul.

Yoo2 is described as modern and... Read further

Wellness Tourism in Europe

ITB Berlin Convention 2014 brought some interesting data regarding the state of wellness tourism in Europe. While many tourists seem to be unaware of it, global wellness tourism is already... Read further

Hotels in Europe to See the Growth of RevPAR in 2014 and 2015

According to the newest study conducted by PwC, RevPAR (revenue per available room) of main 18 European cities is expected to grow in 2014 and 2015. This concerns all the cities... Read further

New Bed Program in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of The Four Seasons Bed – new program that helps customers select a personalized bed that fits their specific requirements.... Read further

Hilton Opens Hotel in Munich Airport

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of one more property in Germany. This will be a hotel in Munich airport. The 389-guestroom property will be a rebranded one, and it will operate... Read further

Glorious Start of 2014 for Hotels in Milan and Amsterdam

In January, hotels in Milan and Amsterdam showed improved results in all main figures. Gross operating profit per available room added 6.2% in Amsterdam accommodations, and tremendous... Read further

New Hotels in Turkey by IHG

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) follows its ambitious plan of expanding the company’s presence in Europe. This time one of largest hotel companies in the world has... Read further

New Displays with Recommendation for Travellers in Indigo Hotels

Hotel Indigo is a brand that connects visitors and the neighborhood, and this is a true gem for visitors who want to explore little discovered places rather than popular destinations that... Read further

Hilton Bans Shark Fin in Asia Pacific Properties

Hilton Worldwide reported that starting from April 1, 2014, no dishes with shark fin will be served in the company’s properties across Asia Pacific. That means the company will not... Read further

Two New Hotels in Germany by IHG

IHG has announced the opening of two new hotels in Germany. The properties will be opened in accordance with multiple development agreements (MDA) with long-term partners of the... Read further

Starwood Debuts With Its Luxury Collection Brand in South Korea

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of the first hotel in South Korea under the Luxury Collection brand. The property will be opened together with Parnas Hotel Co. Ltd.... Read further

New Hotel Brands by Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (CRHG) will soon add two new brands to its portfolio. The new brands are called Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection. The first brand is described as... Read further

Five New Brands and 27,000 Guestrooms by Marriott for Europe

Marriott International definitely considers Europe one of its main markets, and the recent news only proves that. Just in four years, the globally famous hotelier has signed 27,000 new... Read further

Silent January for French Hotel Industry

January is traditionally relatively quiet month, and this year’s January is no exception for hotels in France. Accommodations in one of most popular European countries had quite a bad... Read further

Starwood Hotels and Resorts to Open 60 Hotels in Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has very ambitious plans regarding its expansion in Europe. The internationally famous hotelier plans to open there as many as 60 new hotels by 2020. Starwood is... Read further

Theatre in Guestrooms in Holiday Inn Hotel in the UK

The Holiday Inn Hotel in Winchester, the UK, has recently started offering quite an unusual service – theatre performance right in the hotel. The performing actors are from the Theatre... Read further

European Destinations Welcomed 5% More Tourists in 2013

According to the report published by ETC experts, in 2013 European destinations benefited from the increased number of visitors. Last year the growth of international tourism estimated... Read further

Glorious Start of 2014 for Hotels in Yorkshire & Humberside

The beginning of this year can be called very positive for hotels in the regional UK, but Yorkshire and Humberside properties posted a significant growth of all major figures – while... Read further

Hotels in London Have Boosted Demand for the Marathon Weekend

It is reported that already more than 50% of all guestrooms in London hotels are booked for the London Marathon that will take place on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 April 2014. The... Read further

Improved Performance of Hotels in Manchester in 2013

Last year brought improvements to all major stats of Manchester hotels. They posted increases in RevPAR and demand. The growth was reached in all but one month of 2013. The positive trend... Read further

Prices of Hotels in Europe Fell by 7%

Hotels in France, Poland, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Poland reported the drop of average daily rates. In some areas the price per night fell to the level of January 2011. This... Read further

Melia Opens its First Hotel in Austria

Melia Hotels International opened its first hotel in Vienna, Austria. The hotel is located in the new landmark of the city – beautiful skyscraper called the Dohau City Tower.... Read further

New Mobile App by Marriott Hotels with Simple Checkout

These days more people use smartphones and, as a result, many companies release special applications for popular gadgets. Marriott Hotels is no exception, and so its Marriott Mobile is... Read further

Newly Built Hotels by IHG to Receive Green Certification

While many hotel companies make renovations and adjustments in order to receive green status, IHG wants to provide certification while the hotel is still not open and so it can start... Read further

Generation X is Keen on Spa Travel

Each generation has its peculiarities, and Generation X that overtakes Baby Boomers is no exception. This age group has its own approach to travel in general and hotel spas in particular.... Read further

Starwood to Debut in Al Ain with Its Aloft Brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will soon open a 172-guestroom Aloft hotel in Al Ain. This will be the first Aloft-branded hotel in the emirate. The property is a newly built one, and... Read further

Urban Resort in Kyoto by Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company has opened The Ritz Carlton hotel in Kyoto, which is, as the hotelier states, the first “urban resort” in Japan. This is also the fourth Ritz... Read further

Chinese Businessmen to Reach 10% of Global Acquisitions

In future years, Chinese investors are expected to become among main buyers of hotels around the world – by 2017 the share of acquisitions by businessmen from this country will grow... Read further

Special Grant for Teachers from Hilton

This year, Hilton Worldwide will again offer special grants to English language teachers. Developed together with Institute of International Education (IIE), the annual Teacher... Read further

Business Travellers Seek Personalization and Efficiency

The latest report published by Amadeus UK throws light upon business travellers and their needs and wants. During the survey, over 400 business travellers from the UK were asked to name the... Read further

Fashion Inspired Cocktails in Dukes Hotel in London

If you are keen on fashion or, even more, if you plan to visit London Fashion Week that starts soon in the capital of the UK, you may be interested in visiting Dukes St. James London hotel... Read further

Hyatt Launches Hotel in Amsterdam Airport

Hyatt Place hotel in Amsterdam Airport finally greets its visitors. The opening of the new hotel is a part of the global expansion strategy aimed to expand the number of Hyatt Place hotels... Read further

Golden Tulip to Make Big Expansion in MENA

Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts has announced its major expansion in MENA region. The company will open six new hotels in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Tunisia.

There is... Read further

Hyatt to Open Hotel in Heathrow Airport

Hyatt announced the opening of its second European property under the Hyatt Place brand. Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will join Hyatt Place Zurich Airport. The hotel is set to open in... Read further

Iconic London Cinema and Historic Pub to be Turned into a Hotel

West End cinema, a famous movie theatre in the heart of London, and an adjacent pub known for many famous people among its frequent guests, are to be demolished in order to build a... Read further

Mandarin Oriental to Open a Hotel in Bali

Hong Kong-based hotelier Mandarin Oriental has announced the opening of a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali.

The hideaway resort is set to open in 2016. Located... Read further

Hotels in China Try to Lower Their Ratings

While many hotels around the world try to get as high rating as possible, Chinese hotels are desperate to lower them. The reason for this is the new government law, according to which... Read further

New Coffee Break Options in Mira Hotel in Hong Kong

The Mira hotel in Hong Kong has added new coffee break options for its MICE services. Different menus have different names and feature different food.

The first one, Yum Cha... Read further

Private Island in the Maldives

If you want a truly intimate and secluded holiday, this hotel might be the best choice. Velaa Private Island is one of islands in the Maldives. The island was named after turtles that nest... Read further

Crowne Plaza Opens Hotel in Serbia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of hotel in Belgrade, Serbia. The new hotel will work under the Crowne Plaza brand, and will be the first hotel... Read further

Hotels in Europe Post Growing Occupancy in December 2013

The last month of 2013 was rather successful for European hotels as the occupancy in the region added 3.6% and estimated 56.5%. Previous year marked the beginning of recovery. Most... Read further

Fairmont Opens Its First Hotel in Malaysia

FRHI Hotels & Resorts will open its first hotel in Malaysia under the luxury Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand. The hotel will be opened in accordance with the management contract with KLCC... Read further

Hottest Spa Trends of 2014

Spafinder Wellness has published its new annual report, in which it defined all main wellness trends of 2014. The report is based on experience and surveys of more than 20,000 spa centres.... Read further

New Cloud-Based Meeting Concept in Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has announced new meeting planning concept for its hotels. More interactive and up-to-date, the concept will be available in all Hilton properties globally that are... Read further

Luxury Travellers Do Not Rely on Social Media

Luxury Link, website dedicated to luxury travel, conducted a survey, asking more than 6000 high-end travellers about their habits and preferences. The survey showed that rich people do not... Read further

IHG Expands Its Presence in Poland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of largest hotel companies in the world, will open a hotel in Poland. This will be Holiday Inn Dabrowa Gornicza Katowice. The hotel is... Read further

New Meeting Concept in Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels is currently launching the new “Meetings Imagined” concept that’s aim is to make meetings more productive and efficient. The hotelier hopes that with... Read further

Lagerfeld Partners with Hotel de Crillon in Paris

Hotel de Crillon in Paris announced the beginning of collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, world famous designer. He will redesign two suites of the iconic hotel. The hotel, which was built in... Read further

Food Trucks Have Proven Their Success in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts reported its new food truck service has become a real success. The FS Taste Truck debuted in the US last year. Initially it was planned to use trucks for one... Read further

InterContinental Opens a Hotel in Davos

InterContinental has recently opened its new hotel right above Lake Davos. The hotel is a definite attention catcher with its futuristic design and spectacular location. Without a doubt, it... Read further

Paris Gears Up French Industry in November 2013

November cannot be called a great month for French hotel industry as the majority of hotels posted mostly flat results. Only Paris and several more hot destinations made the whole picture... Read further

Hotels in London Post Improved December 2013 Results

In December 2013, London hoteliers showed improvement of all main figures. The latest report by STR Global shows that the last month of 2013 can be called nothing but successful.... Read further

European Hotels Posted Flat Results in November

November 2013 was rather a flat year for many European hoteliers. The survey made by HotStats shows that such popular destinations as Frankfurt, Prague, and Barcelona had mostly flat RevPAR... Read further

Hilton Opens Hotel in Istanbul

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is finally open, and guests of this magnificently looking hotel are welcome to stay on one of 34 floors of the building. Created on the... Read further

Iconic Hotel Am Steinplatz in Berlin Reopens

Hotel Am Steinplatz has always attracted visitors and tourists by its unusual design reminiscent of Moorish style, its olive-green façade and eye-catching stucco features. The building has... Read further

Wyndham Celebrates Its 100th Hotel in Germany

Last year was definitely successful for Wyndham in terms of expanding its portfolio in Europe. The internationally famous company managed to open as many as 50 hotels in Germany, making the... Read further

Most Guests Prefer to Leave Positive Comments

The massive survey conducted by PreviewPro proves that the majority of travellers are satisfied with hotels and the share of negative reviews is only 10%. This conclusion is based on... Read further

New World Hotel in Beijing is Finally Open

New World hotel in Beijing is finally open and accepts guests. The new hotel is located in Chongwenmen area near the Temple of heaven. The building of the hotel is a low-rise one, and it... Read further

Hyatt Expands its Presence in China

Hyatt has announced its plans concerning the opening of Hyatt Regency hotel in Beijing, Wangjing, China. This is going to be the first Hyatt Regency hotel in this key city. The hotel will... Read further

Two New Properties by Holiday Inn Express in Germany

IHG will open two more hotels in Germany together with its long-time partner Foremost Hospitality HIEX GmbH. The new franchised properties will operate under the Holiday Inn Express brand.... Read further

First Alpine Hotel by W Hotels

W Hotels has finally marked its presence in Swiss Alps. The brand’s owner, Starwood, opened W Verbier and The Residences at W Verbier. Both the hotels are a part of a large... Read further

Investors are Still Looking for Hotels in London

It may seem that hotel supply in London doesn’t allow new members come to the market, but investors have another opinion, and they still consider the market the most attractive one as... Read further

Scotland Yard Building to Become a 5-star Hotel

The building of the legendary police station, Scotland Yard, that is located in Whitehall (London), will soon be turned into a luxury hotel. The building has been leased by Galliard... Read further

Oakwood Worldwide to Open its Eighth Hotel in Tokyo

Oakwood Worldwide, one of the leading companies in the sphere of serviced apartments and corporate housing in the world, will soon manage one more hotel in Tokyo, increasing the total... Read further

Two New Hotels in the UK by Choice

Choice Hotels Europe, the company that is part of Choice Hotels International and managing company behind such hotel brands as Clarion, Quality, and Comfort, has announced the launch of two... Read further

Christmas Preparations of Hotels

Christmas is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved holidays, and special holiday decoration is an essential part of the holiday. Of course, hotels do not stay away from the Christmas... Read further

Japanese Politicians Want to Legalize Casinos

Lawmakers from the Japanese leading Democratic Party submitted a bill that will allow opening casinos in the country. Now Japan is one step closer to what is expected to become the... Read further

New Ritz-Carlton Program for Kids

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. has announced the launch of the new program targeted at youngest visitors. The program is organized together with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures... Read further

Andy Murray to Open a Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray, tennis legend and Wimbledon champion, will open a hotel next spring. The hotel will be located in the home town of the player – Dunblane, Scotland. The luxury hotel will... Read further

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